Scholarship Program Awards Women Advancing Their Careers
The Zonta Club of Key West has opened the application period for the Martina Thurmond Ongoing Education Scholarship. The $1,500 award will be provided to a woman at least 30 years of age enrolled as a new or existing student at Florida Keys Community College, for use to re-enter the workforce, advance her current career or make a career change. Applications must be received by July 28, 2017, and are now available on the club’s website.
The scholarship’s namesake, Martina Thurmond, was a long time Keys businesswoman and founding member of the Key West Zonta Club. For nearly 60 years, she and her family owned and operated the Southern Keys Cemetery on Big Coppitt Key. Since 1982, she operated it solely, along with the family’s monument company, and in 2012 sold the business and retired … at age 92.
Martina was both a pioneer career woman and role model, as well as an active, respected member of Zonta in South Florida and it has been our honor to lend her name this scholarship.
More information and the scholarship application form are available on the Zonta Key West website at http://www.zontakeywest.com/zo nta-scholarships.