OGLESBY — The Zonta Club of the LaSalle-Peru area recently created a $10,000 scholarship endowment with the Illinois Valley Community College Foundation.
Zonta is a worldwide service organization of executives in business and the professions working together to advance the status of women through service and advocacy. Zonta has been promoting women in the Illinois Valley area since 1924.
“Illinois Valley students now have one more resource to open the door to higher education opportunities, allowing them to improve their status in the workplace,” Zonta Vice President Sarah Walczynski said.
“IVCC’s strong commitment to women pursuing education in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fits with our long history of members like Amelia Earhart and Sally Ride who have exemplified success in these areas. Besides the benefits of pursuing a program of study and certifications, the Peter Miller Community Technology Center will also offer opportunities for women in career services, continuing education, and technical programs.”
“This endowment will provide access to IVCC for women who might not otherwise have the financial means to attend,” said IVCC President Jerry Corcoran. “It is also another example of the Zonta Club’s commitment to Illinois Valley women. Like IVCC, which was also founded in 1924, Zonta is investing in women’s futures and we’re proud of this new partnership.”
For more information, visit ivcc.edu/foundation and http://lpzonta.org.