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Zonta Awards Scholarships to Three Area Young Women

Congratulations to the ZCJA Young Women in Public Affairs Scholarship Winners! Three $1000 scholarships are awarded annually to female students in Joliet area high schools for college expenses. Each applicant is evaluated based on academics, service and their future career plans. Winners of the local scholarships have the opportunity to be eligible to go on to district scholarships as well.


This year's winners are pictured with ZCJA President Beth Colvin and Chair of the Scholarship Committee, JoAnn Potenziani, (from left to right), Isabella Gourley, Maya McGrew and Inaya Gray.


Isabella is a senior at Joliet Township West who plans on majoring in public policy at American University in Washington, D.C. She plans on going to law school and hopes to become a legislator who specializes in gender-based economic inequality.


Maya (our first recipient to win two years in a row) is a freshman at Illinois Wesleyan University. She is majoring in secondary education and English literature with a minor in psychology, is a student senator and she hopes to work in educational leadership after teaching.


Inaya is a senior at Bolingbrook High School where she is a member of the National Honor Society. She will attend Dillard University in New Orleans where she will major in nursing.

We are honored to be able to assist these amazing young women in their pursuit of higher education.

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