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Education provides the tools and resources to empower women to make decisions about their lives and the future of their families. Zonta is dedicated to achieving gender equality in education and supports scholarships, fellowships and awards for women and girls pursuing education and careers in traditionally male-dominated fields.
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Scholarship Information
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The Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships are awarded to women undertaking business studies who have demonstrated outstanding potential in the field.  Our Zonta local club offers a $1,000 scholarship, and Zonta International offers 37 international scholarships of $5,000 (more information found here). Any woman undertaking a business program at an accredited university/college/institute, including online students, in at least the second year of an undergraduate program through the final year of a Master’s program at the time the application is submitted to the local Zonta club, is eligible to apply. The Scholarship may be used at any university, college or institute offering accredited courses and degrees.

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Elibibility Criteria
Elibibility Criteria

Women of any age, pursuing a business program with major field of specialization in accounting, economics, finance, business management, marketing, operations management, human resources management, international business, or entrepreneurship at an accredited university/college/institute, who demonstrate outstanding potential in the field and are living or studying in a Zonta district/region, are eligible. Online students are also eligible to apply if enrolled at an accredited university/college/institute.

Students must be enrolled in at least the second year of an undergraduate program through the final year of a Master's program at the time the application is submitted to the local Zonta club. Applicants must be in school at the time the scholarship funds are disbursed and must not graduate before December. Previous International Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship recipients may not apply to renew the Scholarship for a second year.

Classified members (club members and individuals with direct membership with Zonta International) and employees of Zonta International and Zonta  Foundation for Women, and their family members (ancestors, descendants, adoptees, siblings, nieces or cousins, and those of their spouse or co-habiting partner), are not eligible to apply for the Scholarship.

Golden Z club members may apply.

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Applications must be completed and return to CapeZontaService@gmail.com by May 1.

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The goal of the Zonta International Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Award Program is to encourage young women to participate in public affairs by recognizing the candidate’s commitment to the volunteer sector, evidence of volunteer leadership achievements and a dedication to empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy. ‘Public affairs’ refers to all aspects of community life where decisions have to be made about issues which relate to and affect those communities in which people work and live. In order for more women to be represented in key decision-making positions worldwide, we must encourage young women to pursue careers or seek leadership positions in public policy making, government and volunteer organizations and further their education with these aims in view.

Zonta clubs provide awards for club recipients, and district/region and international awards are funded by the Zonta Foundation for Women.  Our Zonta local club offers a $1,000 scholarship, and Zonta International offers 37 international scholarships of $5,000 (more information found here).

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Elibibility Criteria
Elibibility Criteria

Women, aged 16-19 on 1 April each year, studying at a secondary school, college or university in a Zonta district/region, or who are studying elsewhere but are citizens of a Zonta country, who demonstrate evidence of the following, are eligible to apply.

  • Active commitment to volunteerism.
  • Experience in local government, student government, or workplace leadership (paid or unpaid).
  • Volunteer leadership achievements.
  • Knowledge of Zonta International and its programs.
  • Support in Zonta International's mission of empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy.


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Applications must be completed and return to CapeZontaService@gmail.com by October 1.

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Globally, women make up around 25 percent of the workforce in the aerospace industry. In an effort to carry out its mission that women have access to all resources and are represented in decision-making positions on an equal basis with men, Zonta International offers the Amelia Earhart Fellowship. 

The Amelia Earhart Fellowship was established in 1938 in honor of famed pilot and Zontian, Amelia Earhart. The US$10,000 Fellowship is awarded annually to up to 35 women pursuing Ph.D./doctoral degrees in aerospace engineering and space sciences. It may be used at any university or college offering accredited post-graduate courses and degrees in these fields.

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Elibibility Criteria
Elibibility Criteria

Women of any nationality pursuing a Ph.D./doctoral degree who demonstrate a superior academic record conducting research applied to aerospace engineering or space sciences are eligible. It is imperative that students be registered in a full-time Ph.D./doctoral program and have completed at least one year of that program or have received a master’s degree in an aerospace-applied field at the time the application is submitted. Applicants must not graduate from their Ph.D. or doctoral program before April 2023. Please note that post-doctoral research programs are not eligible for the Fellowship.

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Applications must be completed and return to programs@zonta.org by November 1.

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In 2019 and 2021, Zonta International was pleased to support the Zonta International Women in Technology Scholarships to encourage women to pursue education, career opportunities and leadership roles in information technology. In June 2022, the Zonta International membership voted to continue the program with an expanded focus on all STEM fields, not only technology. With this change, the Zonta International Board approved a name change and will offer the Zonta International Women in STEM Scholarship for the third cycle of the scholarship program in 2023.

The 2023 Women in STEM recipients will receive an international scholarship of US$5,000 from Zonta International.

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Elibibility Criteria
Elibibility Criteria

Women of any age and nationality, pursuing a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) degree program at an accredited university/college/institute, who demonstrate outstanding potential in the field and are living or studying in a Zonta district/region, are eligible. 

Online students are also eligible to apply if enrolled at an accredited university/college/institute. 

Students must be enrolled in at least the second year of an undergraduate program through the final year of a master’s program at the time the application is submitted to the local Zonta club. Applicants must be in school at the time the scholarship funds are disbursed and must not graduate before April 2024. 

Previous district and international Women in Technology Scholarship recipients may not apply for the Women in STEM Scholarship. 

Club members and individuals with direct membership with Zonta International and employees of Zonta International and Zonta Foundation for Women, and their family members (ancestors, descendants, adoptees, siblings, nieces or cousins, and those of their spouse or co-habiting partner), are not eligible to apply for the Scholarship. 

Golden Z club members are eligible to apply. 

Applicants from geographic areas within a Zonta district/region where no clubs are located will be considered and are eligible to apply for the international scholarships via a Zonta district/region.

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Applications must be completed by May 1.

Classified members (club members and individuals with direct membership with Zonta International) and employees of Zonta International and Zonta Foundation for Women, and their family members are not eligible to apply for the Scholarship.

THE ZONTA CLUB OF CAPE GIRARDEAU ALSO SUPPORTS VARIOUS LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS FOR WOMEN

Zonta Club of Cape Girardeau Scholarship Application


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The club provides a $500 scholarship to a female student, in her second half of the School of Practical Nursing LPN Program, at the Cape Girardeau Career & Technology Center.  The scholarship is given based on need and understanding. Fill out the application here.

Walk for Women

Each year our local Zonta Club donates $1,000 for the Cindy Gannon Walk for Women.  The idea for the Walk for Women event was initially developed by Cindy Gannon as a way to recognize the accomplishments of our female student-athletes, while helping to raise money to support athletic scholarships. Since its inception, Cindy has helped guide this event, which has raised more than $500,000 for athletic scholarships. On April 8, 2017, Director of Athletics Brady Barke announced that in appreciation for the decade long commitment to the Walk for Women event and her efforts to champion women’s athletics, the event would be renamed in her honor and moving forward would be known as the Cindy Gannon Walk for Women.

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