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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; Awarded in May.
Congratulations to the 2022 honoree for our Young Women in Public Affairs Award, Gazelle Schreiner. Gazelle has so many attributes which made her a great choice for this prestigious award we can not mention them all here. Just know that she is well worth the honor. Way to go Gazelle!
Scholarship Class of 2021-2022
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.
Woman of Achievement
Estela Avery 2022
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 $2,328,950, to over 1000 young women representing 62 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.
Women in Technology
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.
Applicant must be registered in a full-time Ph.D./doctoral program on research applied to aerospace engineering or space sciences by 15 November 2020.
Applicant must be female.
Applications deadline is November 15, 2022
The 2023 Amelia Earhart Fellowship application is now available. 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.