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.
As a part of the Zonta Club of Fredericksburg Scholarship program, a Barbara Faucheux scholarship of $1,000.00 MAY be awarded annually as well. This scholarship is in honor of Barbara Faucheux, a Zonta Club of Fredericksburg member who passed away in 2014. Applicants for this scholarship simply apply through the regular
* Barbara, both as a Zonta Club member and also through gifts to our club after her passing, supported and encouraged women who later in life (beyond high school graduation) wished to seek schooling and/or education for a future career.
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 January 15th each year and the award will be honored during the month of March.
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 23 percent of seats in the world’s national parliaments as of 1 December 2016. Although this figure has doubled in the last 21 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 Award recognizes young women, ages 16-19, who demonstrates 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$4,000 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 804 awards (includes international awards), totaling $868,950, to 784 young women representing 59 countries. These awards are made possible through generous donations to the Zonta International Foundation and the local chapters.
Scholarship Class of 2019 and YWPA Recipients
Woman of Achievement
Peggy Jander 2018
Woman of Achievement
Wanda Draper 2019