Scholarships & Awards
Offered Exclusively by the Zonta Club of St. Louis:
Women’s Another Chance
Award program for single mothers who are committed to the pursuit of post-high school education and/or training.
“The Zonta Club of St. Louis took a chance on me when no one else would. Thanks to their continuous support and guidance, I’m breaking generational barriers. I’m one step away from achieving a major educational milestone with Zonta’s support.”
“Thank you for this opportunity… As someone with several disabilities, I often feel like I have to work twice as hard to achieve what those around me do. I experience numerous obstacles that I overcome each day due to my disabilities. However, opportunities such as this scholarship assist me in defeating my hardships. Instead of ruminating on my struggles, I am given the opportunity to better myself by receiving an education at my dream school, Washington University in St. Louis. This opportunity gives me the ability to define who I want to be rather than me being defined by my disabilities.”
Sharon Carmody Award for Individuals with Disabilities
Award program for individuals with physical, mental, or learning disabilities to assist with post-high school education or training.
Award programs sponsored by Zonta International:
Jane M. Klausman Women in Business (JMK) Award
A potentially multi-level award program for women pursuing a degree in accounting, economics, business management, or other business fields.
“I’m double majoring in Business Administration and Marketing while minoring in Spanish. I plan to pursue law school to become a corporate lawyer. I am so thankful for the honor of being the recipient of the Zonta Organization Jane M. Klausman Scholarship. This scholarship will help me reach my educational and career goals. Thank you again!”
“It often feels like there’s very little support out there for women in STEM, so I am incredibly lucky to receive this support from the Zonta Club of St. Louis.”
Women in STEM Scholarship
A new award program created to encourage women to pursue post-high school education, training, or leadership in the field of technology.
Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Award
A potentially multi-level award program for young women that are actively involved in volunteering for their communities and/or have participated in local or student government.
“I’m very grateful to be selected for this scholarship. It will help me reach my goals of becoming a physician and helping those around me. I plan to major in neuroscience and economics in college. I believe that these majors will provide me with the needed foundation to be successful in medical school and will also allow me to be an effective board member of a hospital or open my own practice to serve those in need of affordable healthcare.”
“Zonta’s global success in empowering women in aerospace stems from passion, dedication, and hard work. I am honored and privileged to be a part of it. Keep going Zonta!”
Amelia Earhart Fellowship
An annual program for women who are pursuing a graduate degree in aerospace sciences or engineering.
Zonta Club of St. Louis Sponsored Awards at Local Universities:
Irene Geer Art Award
This award is made as part of the College of Arts and Sciences graduation ceremony. The award is made on the personal recommendation of a Professor of Arts – no application necessary.
University of Missouri – St. Louis
Undergraduate Scholarship in Education
Candidates must be Missouri residents and pursuing Teacher Certification.
St. Louis University
Women in Science Scholarship
Candidates must be female and pursuing a degree in science.
Washington University in St. Louis
Award for Business Administration
This award provides financial aid to a junior or senior woman pursuing a degree in Business Administration. This award is made at the University’s discretion – no application necessary.
Goldfarb School of Nursing at
Cornelia Knowles Scholarship
The Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College partners with The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital to enrich the student experience and award scholarships. Applications are provided directly to qualifying students by the Foundation.
(The Zonta Club of St. Louis has assumed responsibility for monitoring this endowed fund for the Zonta Club of St. Louis County, now disbanded).