Scholarships

Zonta Club of Lafayette supports several local scholarships for girls and women each year. Several local winners can compete at the District and International level.

For information on scholarships contact: Lisa LeBlanc, Scholarship Chair

Local Scholarships Applications
District and International Scholarships Applications
Complete Scholarship List

Young Woman in Public Affairs (YWPA) Award

(local, district, and International)

The Young Women in Public Affairs Award honors young women in secondary level or pre-university schools, ages 16 to 19, who demonstrate a commitment to leadership in public policy, government and volunteer organizations. The program operates at the Zonta club, district and international levels. Zonta clubs provide awards for club recipients, and district and international awards are funded by the Zonta International Foundation. Zonta District 10 awards its recipient $1000. From ZI, each district recipient receives an additional $1500, and ten international recipients receive $4000. Applications for this award must be submitted by a Zonta club, not an indvidual.

Application, due March 1

 

Jane M Klausman (JMK) Woman in Business Scholarship

(local, district, and International)

The Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships are awarded to women undertaking business studies who have demonstrated outstanding potential in the field. Zonta International offers up to 32 scholarships of US$2,000 each at the district/region level and six international scholarships in the amount of US$8,000 each. Any woman undertaking a business program at an accredited university/college/institute, including online students, in at least the second year of an undergraduate program through the final year of a Master's program at the time the application is submitted to the local Zonta club, is eligible to apply. The scholarship may be used at any university, college or institute offering accredited courses and degrees.

Application, due June 15

District 10 Rose Scholarship

(district)

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 education 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.

Application, due April 1

District 10 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) Scholarship

(local and district)

The goal of the STEM Scholarship is to encourage more young women to pursue a high education degree in science, technology, engineering or math, while also encouraging leadership achievements in science, technology, engineering and/or math and a dedication to the advancement of the status of women. We are targeting currently enrolled undergraduate female students form a District 10 state, who are majoring in a STEM field.

Application, due May 15

Lafayette Woman Scholarship

(local)

The Lafayette Woman 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 education 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.

Application, due February 1

Mary Dichmann English Scholarship

(local)

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