SCHOLARSHIPS

Press Release – January 2019

Zonta Club of Porterville Offers Two $1,000 Scholarship Awards

 

Applications for the 2019 Zonta scholarship awards are now available from the Zonta Club of Porterville.  Young women graduating from Porterville Unified and Burton School Districts are encouraged to apply.

The 2019 Young Women in Public Affairs Award recognizes commitment to the volunteer sector, evidence of volunteer leadership achievements and a dedication to the empowerment of women.  Applicants are asked to reflect on their voluntary commitment to their school and community and the problems limiting the empowerment of women in their own country and worldwide.  The successful applicant will also be eligible for additional awards from Zonta’s District and International avenues.

The 2019 Community Service Award recognizes one who contributes to her community through volunteer activities.  The Community Service Award was originally established to honor past Zonta member Mona Gauger.

Each award is for $1,000 and is given in its entirety at the respective school’s awards ceremony.

Applications are available from each high school’s scholarship coordinator or from Donna Raymond by calling 560-8672 or donna@ocsnet.netApplications must be received by March 1, 2019.

Zonta also funds an award to Porterville College recognizing a Re-Entry student.  Additionally, college age women are eligible for the Jane M Klausman Women in Business Scholarship and the Amelia Earhart Fellowship.  Information and applications are available at the Zonta International website.

Here is a brief overview of the scholarships offered by Zonta:

Jane M. Klausman Women is Business… $1,000 – 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. The 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. More information is available through Zonta International at www.zonta.org or by contacting Donna Raymond, Scholarship Chairperson at (559) 560-8672 and her email address is donna@ocsnet.net

Application deadline: March 1, 2019

 

Young Women In Public Affairs…$1000 – The goal of this scholarship is to encourage more young women to participate in public affairs by recognizing a commitment to the volunteer sector, evidence of volunteer leadership achievements and a dedication to the advancement of the status of women.  Requirements are :

  • Woman 16-19 years of age
  • Active commitment to volunteerism
  • Experience in local or student government
  • Volunteer leadership achievements
  • Knowledge of Zonta International and its programs
  • Advocating of Zonta International’s mission of advancing the status of women worldwide.

Click here for Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) scholarship application.

More information is available on www.zonta.org. Applications are available from your high school scholarship counselor or by contacting Donna Raymond, Scholarship Chairperson at (559) 560-8672 and her email address is donna@ocsnet.net

Application deadline:  March 1, 2019

 

Zonta Cares Community Service Award…$500. – This award is to recognize a female who contributes to her community through volunteer activities. The requirements are:

  • Woman graduating senior from within the Porterville Unified School District or Burton Unified School District
  • Have at least a cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Provide documentation of volunteer participation and service

Click here for Zonta Cares Community Service Award application. More information are available through your high school scholarship counselor or Donna Raymond, Scholarship Chairperson at (559) 560-8672 and her email address is donna@ocsnet.net

Application deadline: March 1, 2019

 

Porterville College Re-Entry Scholarship…$1,000 – Began in the 1980’s this award is offered to local women re-entering college to expand their education and promote their ongoing education. Please see Carol Bodine at Porterville College for more information, deadline information and an application.  Contact her at  (559) 791-2391 or cbodine@pc.cc.ca.us