After working with the YWCA’s Safe House for the past 16 years, the Zonta Club of Fenton saw an opportunity to help support women that want to further their opportunities by furthering their education. To support these efforts, the Zonta Club of Fenton has established a scholarship program dedicated specifically at helping women further their education by either going back to college or by starting college.
The Fenton Area Zonta club is pleased to be working with local area high schools in offering the Joyce Toet Scholarship in Business.
Dr. Joyce Toet was an outstanding member of the Zonta Club of Fenton for many years, including club President. Joyce was a driving force in our community by creating awareness of the power of education in advocating for women’s issues. Dr.Toet began working for Mott Community College as an instructor.
She went on to hold the position of Associate Dean in Humanities and advanced to become the Director. During this time, she could often be found mentoring students of the Wayne State University Doctoral program which she helped create at the MCC campus.
Dr. Toet was passionate about helping others in our community through her service and advocacy. Joyce spent much of her time looking for better ways to meet the needs of the community and this is why the Zonta Club of Fenton Area honors her memory by providing this scholarship to the Fenton area schools.
Additionally Zonta International offers 3 scholarship programs:
1. The Young Women in Public Affairs Program – Designed to encourage more young women (16 to 19 years old) to participate in public affairs by recognizing commitment to the volunteer sector. 2. The Amelia Earhart Fellowship – Granted to women pursuing their Ph.D. in aerospace-related sciences. 3. The Jane M. Klausman Scholarship – Dedicated to assisting women pursuing an undergraduate degree in business.