Scholarships

The Application Deadline for the 2018 Second Chance Scholarship has passed.  Check back in April for the 2018 Scholarship Application

Women have made great strides in the pursuit of education, careers and leadership roles they were once denied; however, today, women are still more likely to be pouring the coffee in global boardrooms than sitting on the boards.

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Policies and Requirements

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

The recipient shall be a female who will receive benefits under the Scholarship, subject to the terms and conditions set out below.

Recipients shall be chosen by the Club based strictly on the following criteria:

  • Must be 24 years of age or older.
  • Must be committed to the pursuit of post-high school education and/or training.
  • Must demonstrate financial inability to attain further education/training without the Scholarship.
  • Must provide a copy of the last two years income tax return (Form 1040).
  • Must have high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must provide high school transcript, GED OR current transcript from current school.
  • Must demonstrate personal discipline and perseverance.
  • Must complete Club’s current essay requirement: “Why This Scholarship will Give Me A Second Chance,” to be no less than 200 words and no more than 400 words.
  • Must provide two letters of recommendation.
  • Must provide two references with phone numbers included.
  • Must have been accepted into a Missouri college or university degree program or a vocational or training institution located in Missouri.
  • Must live, work, or attend college in the Central Missouri area.
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The monetary dollar amount of this award shall be up to $2,500.00 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, for the payment of costs relating to the recipient’s registration costs, tuition and related expenses for books, lab fees, and other classroom supplies and fees required under the recipient’s school curriculum.

A member of the Club shall be a mentor to the student and will be a liaison between the recipient and the Club.

All of the foregoing amounts shall be payable to the Financial office of the school chosen by the student or to the training program chosen by the student. The funds shall be disbursed solely for the purposes outlined above.

Each recipient, while receiving Scholarship benefits, shall fulfill the following obligations or will lose eligibility for participation in the Scholarship program:

  • Must complete a minimum of 9 hours a semester (16 week period) unless having prior approval of Zonta mentor.
  • Must submit any changes in writing from one program to another for prior approval of the Club.
  • Must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.50 in such post-high school programs.
  • Must report to the Club in writing, the status of her educational/training efforts each semester or term.
  • Must turn in copy of grades to mentor before receiving funds for the next semester or term.
  • Must be committed to the mentor program and be receptive to being contacted.
  • Must be free of substance abuse.
  • Must have financial status reviewed on a semester basis.

For more information, contact:

Erin Wiseman or Jackie Forck

Zonta Club

P.O. Box 106021

Jefferson City, MO 65110

E-mail: 2ndchancescholarship@gmail.com

Jane M. Klausman Women in Business

In 2009, women held only 15.2% of the board seats at Fortune 500 companies according to the Catalyst organization. The Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship program helps women pursue undergraduate and Master’s degrees in business management and overcome gender barriers from the classroom to the boardroom.

SCHOLARSHIP DESCRIPTION
Established in 1998 from a generous bequest by Jane M. Klausman, a member of the Zonta Club of Syracuse, New York USA, and the 1990-1995 Zonta International Parliamentarian, the Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship is awarded annually to women pursuing undergraduate or Master’s degrees in business management.

The program operates at the Zonta club, district and international levels. Zonta clubs provide awards for club recipients. Zonta International awards scholarships of US $1,000 each at the district level and twelve international scholarships in the amount of US$5,000 each. The Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships are awarded annually and may be used for tuition, books or living expenses at any university, college or institution offering accredited business courses and degrees.

ELIGIBILITY
Women pursuing a business or business-related degree who demonstrate outstanding potential in the field are eligible. Online students are also eligible. Members and employees of Zonta International or the Zonta International Foundation are not eligible to apply for the Scholarships.

APPLICATION PROCESS
The Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship program operates at the club, district and international levels of Zonta International. To apply, please contact Donna Deetz, dkdeetz@aol.com. Applicants must be nominated by a local Zonta club. Applications selected by Zonta clubs are sent to their respective Zonta governors. A district evaluating committee selects one applicant per district to submit to Zonta International Headquarters. The Zonta International Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship Committee selects twelve international recipients from the district applicants.

DEADLINE
Applications must be completed and presented to Zonta clubs according to the club’s assigned deadline. A club recipient is selected, and the application is presented to the governor by July 1st. The district recipient is selected, and the application is presented to Zonta International Headquarters by September 1st. International recipients will be contacted by their Zonta club leader by mid October.

FUNDING SUPPORT
Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships are made possible through investment income generated by the Klausman bequest, and by generous contributions from Zontians, Zonta clubs and friends of Zonta.

Young Women in Public Affairs Scholarship

The progress of women in the last century has dramatically increased the opportunities available to women, yet women’s participation in positions of public influence continues to lag behind. Although women account for nearly 50 percent of the workforce, they hold just 18.7 percent of seats in the world’s national parliaments as of 31 December 2009, according to the Inter-Parliamentary Union. Zonta International believes young women are the key to women’s advancement in the field of public service. The Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Awards program recognizes young women for their demonstrated leadership skills and commitment to public service and civic causes and encourages them to continue their participation in public and political life.

AWARD DESCRIPTION
Established in 1990 by Past International President Leneen Forde, the Young Women in Public Affairs Award honors young women of age 16 to 19, who demonstrate a commitment to leadership in public policy, government and volunteer organizations. The program operates at the Zonta club, district and international levels. Zonta clubs provide awards for club recipients, and district and international awards are funded by the Zonta International Foundation. District recipients receive US $1,000, and five international recipients are selected from the district recipients to receive awards of US $3,000 each.

ELIGIBILITY
Women of any nationality who are students of age 16-19, living or studying in a Zonta district/region at the time of application and demonstrate evidence of the following are eligible to apply:

  • Active commitment to volunteerism
  • Experience in local or student government
  • Volunteer leadership achievements
  • Knowledge of Zonta International and its programs
  • Advocating in Zonta International’s mission of advancing the status of women worldwide

APPLICATION PROCESS
The application must start with a Zonta club. All application materials must be received at a Zonta club by the printed deadline. Zonta clubs select one application to send to the Zonta governor. A district evaluating committee reviews the applications and selects one applicant per district to submit to Zonta International Headquarters. The Zonta International YWPA Committee recommends five international recipients from the district applications to the Zonta International Board. After approval by the Zonta International Board, the Zonta International Foundation provides awards and certificates to the district and international recipients.

To apply, please contact Peggy Jensen, peggy@pattersonandforck.com.

DEADLINE
Applications for the Young Women in Public Affairs Award must be received by the assigned deadline that is declared by the applicant’s local Zonta club. The recipients will be chosen by July 1st.

FUNDING SUPPORT
Young Women in Public Affairs Awards are made possible through generous contributions from Zontians, Zonta Clubs and friends of Zonta.

 

Important Scholarship Documents:

Check back in April for the 2018 Application

Zonta Scholarships:

Second Chance Scholarship

Jane M. Klausman Scholarship

Young Women in Public Affairs Scholarship

Fact:

In 2009, women held only 15.2% of the board seats at Fortune 500 companies according to the Catalyst organization. The Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship program helps women pursue undergraduate and Master’s degrees in business management and overcome gender barriers from the classroom to the boardroom.