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 2023 honoree for our Young Women in Public Affairs Award, Araceli Coker. Araceli has so many personal and volunteer attributes which made her a great choice for this prestigious award.
"My current career interest is to become a pilot and commission as an officer after ROTC in college. I'm majoring in Aeronautical Science with a minor in Business and volunteering at the Kendall County Thrift Store, the Veterans Affairs Hospital and the Civil Air Patrol keep me busy."
Bethany Crenwelge, Morgyn Granville, Harper McCracken, Kinley Felps, and Carter Wood
Madison Brantley, Sloan Spenrath, Julia Martinez, Kamrynn Baethge, and Jocelynn Pascznk
Scholarship Class of 2022-2023
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.
Woman of Achievement 2023
Dorothy "Dotty" Duecker
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.
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 https://zontainternational.awardspring.com/. You may use the Amelia Earhart Fellowship document in PDF for preparation purposes only.
2023-2024 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.