The MADW Sue Shelton White Scholarship
Congratulations to Stephanie Turnbow of Union City, winner of the inaugural $2,500 Sue Shelton White Scholarship!
The scholarship was officially presented in a brief ceremony on March 5, 2020 as part of Jackson State Community College's celebration of Women's History Month. Ms. Turnbow works fulltime, is a mother of three and is returning to college with the dream of opening her own business and inspiring other women to do the same. She attends Bethel University and studies Organizational Leadership. "I am honored and grateful to be able to continue my education and help bring encouragement to other women in my community," said Ms. Turnbow. "The Sue Shelton White scholarship will help me to honor my grandmother's legacy of strength and independence, and I thank MADW for choosing me as the inaugural recipient."
2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the historic 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which guarantees women the right to vote. MADW's Sue Shelton White Scholarship was established in August of 2019 to honor "Miss Sue", who played a pivotal role in that fight. After passage of the amendment, she returned to college, earned her law degree and became the first woman attorney to practice in Jackson, TN.
Funds for the scholarship have been raised from MADW members and through donations from caring individuals across West Tennessee. MADW is grateful to all who donated to this significant scholarship. Fundraising is ongoing for the 2021 recipient.