Application deadline is March 3
Madison Area Democratic Women (MADW) announced it is accepting applications for its $2,500 scholarship in honor of Sue Shelton White, the West Tennessee suffragist and lawyer who played a pivotal role in winning the equal right to vote for women. The scholarship is open to women who are nontraditional students residing within the West Tennessee counties of Madison, Lake, Obion, Weakley, Henry, Gibson, Dyer, Benton, Carroll, Haywood, Lauderdale, Crockett, Henderson, Chester, Decatur, Hardin, McNairy, Hardeman, Fayette and Tipton.
“This is our third time to pay tribute to our own Sue Shelton White by providing a significant scholarship to a deserving woman in our area,” said MADW President Debbie Swacker. “Education is a vital component of our mission to empower the women and girls of West Tennessee.”
The theme of this year’s scholarship is Equal Justice Under Law, highlighting the importance of cherishing and protecting individual rights.
The Sue Shelton White Scholarship is open to nontraditional women students residing in Madison County and neighboring counties. The scholarship is designed to assist women who want to complete their education, while also managing the demands of work and family.
Applications for the scholarship are available at the MADW website: www.madwomentn.org. Applications will be accepted through March 3. The scholarship winner will be announced in late March in celebration of Women’s History Month.
The mission of Madison Area Democratic Women is to support all persons who identify as women and girls in West Tennessee. We believe that empowering women through advocacy and education strengthens the entire community. MADW is a member of the Tennessee Federation of Democratic Women. MADW meets at the downtown branch of the Jackson-Madison County Library on the first Tuesday of each month. New members are welcome. Visit the group’s Facebook page, Madison Area Democratic Women of TN.