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Scholarships & Awards
About our Scholarships:Since 1928, Zonta International has addressed challenges to women’s equality in science, business, public affairs and government by providing critical financial support through programs aimed at furthering women’s education, leadership and youth development.
Amelia Earhart FellowshipsEstablished in 1938 in honor of famed pilot and Zontian, Amelia Earhart, the Amelia Earhart Fellowship is awarded annually to women pursuing Ph.D./doctoral degrees in aerospace-related sciences and aerospace-related engineering. The Fellowship of US$10,000, awarded to 35 Fellows around the globe each year, may be used at any university or college offering accredited post-graduate courses and degrees in these fields. Refer to the Zonta.org website for further details.
Young Women in Public AffairsThis award honors young women in secondary level or pre-university schools, ages 16 to 19, who demonstrate a commitment to leadership in public policy, government and volunteer organizations. Our local Findlay award is $500 and the opportunity to be selected as a District and possibly an international Award winner. District recipients receive an additional $1000 and international recipients are selected to receive an additional $3000. Eligibility for WYPA: any women who are pre-university or pre-college students (ages 16-19) living or studying in a Zonta district/region at the time of application and demonstrate evidence of:
- Active commitment to volunteerism
- Experience in local or student government
- Volunteer leadership achievements
- Knowledge of Zonta International and its program
Jane M. Klausman Women in Business ScholarshipThis scholarship was first awarded in 1998 and is open to women enrolled in at least the second year of an undergraduate program through the final year of a Master’s program in business, leading to a business management career. This program is designed to encourage women to enter careers and to seek leadership positions in business-related fields in their communities and throughout the world. The Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship looks to the women of today to be the leaders of tomorrow. For further information email firstname.lastname@example.org
General Scholarships for graduating High School SeniorsApplicants must possess a high school diploma prior to August of the granting year and attend a Hancock County school. Criteria for selection of the scholarship recipients will include female students who demonstrate academic achievements, participate in school activities, community service, hold leadership positions and clearly state their formulated career goals. Financial need is also considered. The number and amount of scholarships is determined annually by the Scholarship Committee and availability of funds. For further information email email@example.com
Nontraditional College/University Student ScholarshipApplicants must possess a high school diploma prior to August of the granting year and live in Hancock county or attend a school in Hancock County. Criteria for applying are listed on the application. Criteria for selection of the scholarship recipients will include female students who demonstrate academic achievements, work and/or participate in school activities, community service, hold leadership positions and clearly state their formulated career goals. Financial need is also considered. The number and amount of scholarships is determined annually by the Scholarship Committee and availability of funds.
For further information email firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet Our 2019 Winners
Claire Bishop: Findlay High School, University of Alabama
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Winner of: General Scholarship and Young Women in Public Affairs
Alyson Carpenter: Liberty Benton High School, Tiffin University
Double Major: Digital Forensic Science and Cyber Security
Winner of: Z-Club Leadership Scholarship and Young Women in Pubic Affairs
Essence Coleman: Rhodes State College
Winner of: Non-Traditional Scholarship
Laura Harper: Findlay High School, University of Findlay
Winner of: Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship
Taylor Johannigman: Liberty Benton High School, University of Kentucky Major: Hospitality and Tourism Management.
Winner of: Elizabeth Kobeska Z-Club Scholarship and Z-Club Leadership Scholarship
Elizabeth Keefe: Arcadia High School, Marion Technical
Major: Physical Therapy
Winner of: Assistant General Scholarship
Olivia Sellers: Findlay High School, Ohio State University
Major: Public Health
Winner of: General Scholarship