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Zonta Club of Fredericksburg 

The Zonta Club of Fredericksburg Scholarship Program was established to assist and encourage women of all ages to further their career goals.  The Zonta Club of Fredericksburg is part of a worldwide service organization of executive and professional women working together to advance the status of women.  Scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $1,000.

General Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicant must be a resident of Gillespie County or of an adjoining county:  Blanco, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Llano, or Mason.

  • Applicant must be a high-school senior or older who will be attending an accredited post-high-school educational institution (i.e. college, university, trade school, etc.)

  • Scholarships are based in part on financial need.

  • Grade point average will be considered.

  • Consideration is given to whether the overall circumstances and plans of an applicant make achievement of her goals realistic. 

Application deadline is March 31st

Award Banquet is on the 3rd Monday in May.

Congratulations to the 2024 honoree for our Young Women in Public Affairs Award,  Caitlyn Tatsch.  Caitlyn has so many personal and volunteer attributes which made her a great choice for this prestigious award. 

"After graduating from FBG High School, I plan to pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in Speech-Language Pathology at Texas Christian
University. We all realize the importance of developing young women leaders and as the Fredericksburg HS
National Honor Society President, I organized the annual service project which was a collection of
“service drives” to support the local Grace Center."  It is with great honor that the Zonta awards the YWPA award to Caitlin this year.

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Caitlyn Tatsch
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Front row left to right:

Sloan Spenrath, Juliana Martinez, Victoria Schmidt, Callie Isenberg

Back row left to right: 

Elizabeth McFarland, Britney Tran, Maria Lara, Hannah Nielsen, Kaylee Price, Minot Frantzen, Caitlin Tatsch and Audrey Benfield

Scholarship Class of 2023-2024

2024-2025 AWARD

The Woman of Achievement



The purpose of the Woman of Achievement Award is to recognize a woman who has demonstrated a commitment to and provided leadership in the community.  As a result of her service, the community is a "better" place to live.  It is not necessary for a nominee to have had a business or professional career.  The individual is being recognized because of her contributions to the community. She may also be a member of the Zonta Club of Fredericksburg.  Nominations are due by mid-February each year and the award will be honored during the month of March.     

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Woman of Achievement 2024  -  Laurie Jenschke

2024-2025 AWARD

Young Women in Public Affairs 


        In 1995, when the Beijing Platform for Action was adopted, the global average proportion of women in parliament was just 11 percent. Today, women hold 25 percent of seats in the world’s national parliaments as of 1 December 2019. Although this figure has doubled in the last few years, many barriers remain to women’s political participation and gender parity in political representation across the globe. Recognizing that to bring about sustainable changes that benefit all of humanity, women must have equal participation in the decision-making process, Zonta International established the Young Women in Public Affairs Award in 1990.

         The $1000 Club Award recognizes young women, ages

16-19, who demonstrate superior leadership skills and a commitment to public service and civic causes, and encourages them to continue their participation in public and political life. Ten (10) international scholarships of US$5,000 each and up to 32 district/region scholarships of US$1,000 each are awarded each year. Since the program's inception, Zonta has given 1054 awards (includes international awards), totaling $1,393,500, to over 882 young women representing 60 countries. These awards are made possible through generous donations to the Zonta International Foundation and the local chapters. 

Application Deadlline is February 28th; Awarded in May-August.

2024-2025 AWARD

Amelia Earhart Fellowship Award

The Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowships were established in 1938 in honor of Amelia Earhart, famed pilot and Zonta club member. The Amelia Earhart Fellowships are awarded annually to women pursuing a Ph.D./doctoral degree conducting research applied to aerospace engineering or aerospace sciences. The Fellowship of $10,000 may be used at any university or college offering accredited post-graduate courses and degrees.

  • It is imperative that students be registered in a full-time Ph.D./doctoral program and have completed at least one year of that program or have received a master’s degree in an aerospace-applied field at the time the application is submitted. Applicants must not graduate from their Ph.D. or doctoral program before April 2025.

  • Applications are submitted online and are due November 15, 2024.

  The 2025 Amelia Earhart Fellowship application is available July 1, 2024. All applications must be completed in English and submitted using the online application form at You may use the Amelia Earhart Fellowship document in PDF for preparation purposes only.

2024-2025 ROSE AWARD by D10

  • Applicant should be an individual pursuing post-high school training or certification program not necessarily requiring a baccalaureate degree

  • Female head of household and primary wage earner of the family

  • Award is granted in the amount of $1,000 


The Rose Scholarship is awarded to a non-traditional student: female head of household and primary wage earner of the family. Applicants should be individuals pursuing post-high school training or certification programs not necessarily requiring a baccalaureate degree. The recipient must use the scholarship to attend an educational institution that is accredited and normally maintains a regular faculty and curriculum and normally has a regularly enrolled body of students in attendance at the place where its educational activities are regularly carried on. This scholarship can fund a certification program such as law enforcement or fire training education at a technical/trade school or a community college.     

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