Walter A. Zygmunt Scholarship
The Walter A. Zygmunt Scholarship is awarded annually to five undergraduate students enrolled in the IU Jacobs School of Music.
Walter A. Zygmunt was born in Calumet City, Illinois, and served as a First Sergeant in the Army during World War II. After the war, he attended the University of Illinois receiving both his undergraduate and Ph.D. in Microbiology and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Walter worked in research and regulatory affairs at Bristol Myers Squibb until his retirement in 1987. Walter was a member of many renowned societies, including the American Society of Microbiology, the American Society of Science, and the Research Society of America. In addition, he was listed in the American Men and Women of Science in Who’s Who in America. He leaves a legacy at IU, as he helped interview staff and was a clinical associate at Indiana University School of Medicine, Evansville, when it was established.
Walter and his wife, Loretta, strongly believed in education and have established endowed scholarships at the University of Illinois, University of Southern Indiana, Purdue University, as well as Indiana University.
Walter resided in Evansville, Indiana, with his wife and family until his death in 2012.