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.
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
Through the University Foundation, we provide a non-traditional, full-time female student with a $1,000 scholarship to attend Southeast Missouri State University. This is based off of need and academic standing. This scholarship was started in honor of a former Zontian, Milldred Wallace. Deadline September 1st . Fill out the application here.
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.
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.