Loretta Fatland Zygmunt Scholarship
The Loretta Fatland Zygmunt Scholarship was created by Deborah Zygmunt to honor her mother’s accomplishments and dedication to education. This scholarship is awarded annually to five undergraduate students enrolled in the IU Jacobs School of Music.
Deborah Zygmunt was raised in Evansville, Indiana, where she graduated as valedictorian from Central High School. In 1977, she received her B.S. in Biochemistry from Purdue University, where she graduated with highest distinction and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa, and Phi Lambda Upsilon. Following Purdue, she attended Indiana University School of Medicine, where she graduated in 1983 Alpha Omega Alpha with highest distinction.
Her mother, Loretta Fatland Zygmunt was born and raised in Illinois. After the conclusion of WWII, she attended the University of Illinois, where she majored in Microbiology, graduated with highest honors, and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the Bronze Tablet. Loretta raised two children and was very active in their education, volunteering often at their schools. Her strong beliefs in education led her to serve as a homebound teacher in Evansville for 17 years. In addition, Loretta was very active in her community, serving as a lifetime member and president of the Evansville brand of the American Association of University Women.