Scholarship Program

Zonta Club Second Chance Scholarship Program

The Zonta Club of Jefferson City, a member of Zonta International, an international organization of executive women, has established a scholarship program to benefit females who desire to begin or continue a post-high school education or technical training program with the intent of acquiring an education and skills necessary to enter or advance their status in the workplace



Scholarship Guidelines & Requirements

Women receiving the “Second Chance” Scholarship are subject to meet and maintain the following criteria:

  • Must be female (24 years of age or older) who resides in the central Missouri area
  • Must be committed to the pursuit of post-high school education and/or training
  • Must verify financial inability to attain education without the scholarship
  • Must provide proof of a high school diploma or an equivalent
  • Must submit requested high school, GED or recent transcripts from the current school
  • Must demonstrate personal discipline and perseverance
  • Must complete and submit the Second Chance Scholarship Application and all requested documents
  • Must live in Missouri and have been accepted into a Missouri College or University Degree Program, Vocational or Technical Training Institution

The monetary dollar amount of the Second Chance Scholarship award shall be up to $2,500 per semester and may be renewable for the next consecutive semester. This award shall be applied to expenses pertaining to a four-year college degree, associate degree or an accredited vocation/training program. It includes payment of costs relating to the recipient’s registration, tuition, books, lab fees, and other miscellaneous fees required under the recipient’s school curriculum.

Each recipient is mentored by a member of the Zonta Club who acts as a liaison between the recipient and the club.

Scholarship recipients, while receiving scholarship funds are obligated to fulfill the following requirements or lose eligibility:

  • Must complete a minimum of 9 hours a semester (13 week period), unless prior club approval is authorized
  • Must submit changes from one program to another in writing, for club approval
  • Must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.50 and submit a copy of grades to the club before receiving funds for the next semester or term
  • Must be open to having their financial status reviewed
  • Must report in writing, the status of post-high school education or training each semester
  • Must be committed to the mentor program and be receptive to being contacted
  • Must be free of substance abuse

For additional information, contact:

Whitney Payne
Second Chance Scholarship Committee Chair


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