Established in 1948, the Golden Z Club program helps college and university students develop leadership skills, promotes career exploration and encourages members to participate in community, school and international service.
Golden Z clubs are sponsored by Zonta clubs who provide resources, information and guidance to support Golden Z club members as they work to improve their communities and the world. The Zonta Club of Cape Girardeau has created the Golden Z Club at Southeast Missouri State University. Read more about it here! To become a member or learn about upcoming Golden Z events, contact us!
Education provides the tools and resources to empower women to make decisions about their lives and the future of their families. Zonta supports three programs for women pursuing education and careers in the traditionally male-dominated fields of aerospace sciences and engineering, business and business management and public affairs. These Zonta-led programs are directly funded by contributions to the Zonta International Foundation.
Amelia Earhart Fellowship
- Established in 1938 in honor of famed aviator and Zontian, Amelia Earhart
- 35 Fellowships of US$10,000 each awarded annually
- For women pursuing Ph.D./doctoral degrees in aerospace-related sciences of aerospace-related engineering
Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship
- Established in 1998 from a bequest by Jane M. Klausman, a member of the Zonta Club of Syracuse, New York, USA
- 12 international scholarships of US$7,000 each and up to 32 district scholarships of US$1,000 each awarded annually
- For women pursuing undergraduate or master’s degrees in business or a business-related field
Young Women in Public Affairs Award
- Established in 1990
- 10 international awards of US$4,000 each and up to 32 district awards of US$1,000 each awarded annually
- For young women, ages 16 to 19, who demonstrate a commitment to the volunteer sector, evidence of volunteer leadership achievements and a dedication to empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy
In addition, the Zonta Club of Cape Girardeau supports various local scholarships and awards to women, including:
- CTC School of Practical Nursing
- SEMO Foundation
- SEMO Redhawks