The MADW Sue Shelton White Scholarship

(for non-traditional women students)

Sue Shelton White, Jackson native and suffragist, was instrumental in the passing of the 19th Amendment in 1929, giving U.S. women the constitutional right to vote. The Madison Area Democratic Women are honoring her memory with a $2,500 scholarship award to a "non-traditional" woman student.
Deadline for submissions: Feb. 15, 2020Award Notification by: March 15, 2020Scholarship Award Value: $2,500.00
Interested applicants must submit a short essay along with their application. Apply for the MADWomen Sue Shelton White Scholarship online here, or download the application. You may email for more information as well.
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MADW President Debbie Swacker hits the media tour for the SSW Scholarship in 2020. Photos from our 9/26/19 press conference announcing the SSW Scholarship are by Randall Rice. Many thanks!

News and events


Six in the City hosts Steve Bowers and Cassandra Dodd speak with MADW President Debbie Swacker about MADW and the Sue Shelton White Scholarship. 1.21.20


Debbie Swacker and Jeanne Guidi of the Sue Shelton White Scholarship committee speak to Steve Beverly of West Tennessee Today. 8.28.19.