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Four deserving women received the Virginia Wrage memorial grants from the Zonta Club of the SCV at the group’s December business meeting. The winners will share a total of $8,000 after the committee reviewed grant applications and interviewed the top candidates, according to Committee Chair Cheryl Gray.

The grants are named for Virginia Wrage, a Zonta member who faced a crisis and was forced to make a midlife career change. She pursued her goal of becoming an airline stewardess and traveled the world for two years before being diagnosed with cancer. Before her death, she agreed to allow Zonta to administer a grant in her name, to be awarded to mature women who also were in need of help to make a midlife career change.

Alison Driggs Bailey, a single mother of three girls ranging in age from 12 to 16, lost her home and all of her belongings while she was in a hospital recovering from surgery. Although not expected to live, she fought her way back to health for the sake of her daughters. She currently is enrolled in the Medical Administration, Billing & Coding program at Charter College and plans to graduate with honors next May. She will use her grant to pay her college tuition and school loan.

Debbie Martin is the adoptive mother of a special needs child who has returned to College of the Canyons to complete an education that was put on hold when her second daughter was diagnosed with epilepsy. She is majoring in Recreation Management and is looking forward to a career developing outdoor programs for youth or the elderly. The Virginia Wrage grant will help alleviate the expenses of completing her education while raising a small special needs child.

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Nadine Teter made newspaper headlines in 2006, when she became the victim of a crime. That experience drove her to pursue a degree in sociology, which she plans to use for a professional career as a Victim’s Advocate. Her goal is to dedicate her life to advocating for those who are directly and indirectly impacted by criminal behavior. After completing two years at College of the Canyons, she plans to transfer either to UCLA or California State University, Northridge. She will use her grant to help.

The honorees were presented with their grants at a Zonta business meeting, supported by a supportive audience of family members and school officials.

Nearly 60 women have received the grants since the program’s inception, allowing them to become independent and self-sufficient.

 

 

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