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Scholarships & Awards

2020 Scholarships

The 2020 Scholarship Applications have closed. Check back in Spring 2021 for our new opportunities!

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 Fellowships

Established 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 Affairs

This 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
  For further information email findlayzontascholarships@gmail.com      

Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship

This 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 findlayzontascholarships@gmail.com      

General Scholarships for graduating High School Seniors

Applicants 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 findlayzontascholarships@gmail.com  

Nontraditional College/University Student Scholarship

Applicants 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 findlayzontascholarships@gmail.com

Meet Our 2020 Winners

Taylor Born: Cory Rawson High School, Tiffin University
Major: Psychology
Winner of: General Scholarship

Ashley Coleman: Findlay High School, Cedarville College
Major: Accounting
Winner of: General Scholarship

Kelsey Coleman: Findlay High School, Grove City College
Major: Accounting
Winner of: General Scholarship


Andrea Dauterman: Arcadia High School, Xavier University
Major: Nursing
Winner of: General Scholarship


Ashley Eli: Johns Hopkins University
Major: MBA 
Winner of: Jane M. Klausman Award

Alysha Like: McComb High School, Bluffton University
Major: Physical Therapy
Winner of: General Scholarship


Chloe Kin: Liberty Benton High School, Ohio State University
Major: Exercise Science
Winner of: Young Women in Public Affairs


Becky Wilkins: Liberty Benton High School, Ohio Northern University
Major: Accounting
Winner of : Z-Club Scholarship