2014  SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

The Zonta Club of Milwaukee offers four scholarship opportunities through our Zonta Foundation with the goal of encouraging women to pursue further study in Public Affairs, Technical Specialties, Science or Business. In addition, some of the scholarship winners are eligible to compete in further competitions at the District and International levels of Zonta International.  Zonta International is a global organization of 30,000 professionals and executives in 1,200 clubs and 65 countries around the world, who share a commitment to working for women’s rights and gender equality. A brief overview of each of these scholarships in presented below with links to the respective applications.Should you have any additional questions about these scholarships, please contact the Zonta Scholarship Committee at zcscholarhship@zontamilwaukee.org
 

Young Women in Public Affairs Award ($500)

Aimed at pre-university or pre-college students (ages 16-19), this scholarship was designed to encourage more young women to participate in Public Affairs and Political Life. Applicants must show their active commitment to volunteerism, and provide evidence of their volunteer leadership achievements, as well as their dedication to advancing the status of women worldwide. Applications are due on or before March 15, 2014. (Note: The local scholarship winner’s application will be forwarded to Zonta District 6 for consideration of an additional $1,000 scholarship award. The district winner will then be eligible to compete at the international level for one of the ten $4,000 scholarships awarded by the Zonta International Foundation.)

For the Young Women in Public Affairs Award application form, click here


Technical Specialty Occupations ($1,000)

This scholarship is aimed at low income or otherwise disadvantaged women. Its purpose is to support technical and vocational education of women in technical fields including (but not limited to): Health Occupations, Computer & Electronics, Mechanical, Plumbing and Other Non-traditional Technological Fields. Applicants must show evidence of dedication to advancing the status of women. Applications are due on or before May 28, 2014.

For the Technical Specialty Occupations application form, click here
 

Women in Science ($1,000) 

Students ready to enter their third or fourth year of an accredited undergraduate Science, Technology, Engineering or Math program are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Applicants must have an outstanding academic record and demonstrate intent to complete their chosen program. Applications are due on or before May 28, 2014.

For the Women in Science application form, click here

 

 Jane M Klausman Women in Business Scholarship ($1,000+)

Women studying business at the undergraduate or master’s level and who show outstanding potential in their chosen field of business are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Applicants must currently be in at least their second year of an undergraduate program when they apply. Applications are due on or before May 28, 2014.  (Note: The local scholarship winner’s application will be forwarded to Zonta District 6 for consideration for selection to compete for one of the twelve $7,000 international scholarships that will be awarded by the Zonta International Foundation.)

For the Jane M Klausman Women in Business Scholarship application form, click here

 

 

 

2009 Women in Science Award Winner

2009 Jane M. Klausman
Women in Business Scholarship Winner

 


 

 

Kelsey Palmer

 

 
 

Leah D. Grant

 

 

Congratulations Kelsey Palmer – Jane M Klausman Scholarship Winner
 

Kelsey Palmer,  2009 Zonta International Jane M. Klausman “Women in Business” Scholarship winner,  is presented her award by Marcy Berner-Reedy, Director of Area.
 

Pictured are the Zonta Club of Milwaukee Scholarship team, Kelsey and Marcy.  (Left to Right)  Donna Kahl-Wilkerson, Elizabeth Stull, Sandra Miller, Kelsey Palme, Wen Lin, Marcy Berner Reedy, Donna Conant. Barbara Hetzel, member of the Scholarship team was not available for the photograph.

 

After winning local and regional competition, Marquette University Business Administration student Kelsey Palmer was named the recipient of the 2009 Zonta International Jane M. Klausman “Women in Business” Scholarship.  Kelsey is one of 12 globally to receive the award in 2009, which was made possible first by winning the Zonta Club of Milwaukee’s Women in Jane M. Klausman scholarship and endorsement for the competition in the three state district - Zonta District 6.

 Marcy Berner-Reedy, Director of Area 2 presented to Kelsey the award for District 6 at the Milwaukee Club meeting on 1/27/2010 meeting.  Marcy provided and overview of the Jane M. Klausman scholarship – an award honoring women advancing their careers in business while demonstrating strong volunteer service commitments.  Governor’s Buffie Kelly was in Liberia on a service mission when she sent her email wishes to Kelsey for success in her studies. 

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