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The Zonta Club of Hilo announces open applications for 2023 awards and scholarships for women.
“Zonta is pleased to offer a total of $15,000 in cash assistance on Hawaii Island in 2023,” said Nina Buchanan, Zonta Club of Hilo scholarship chair. “We encourage women to apply for financial support for brighter futures in their chosen fields, and look forward to reading applications from a diverse pool of applicants.”
The Young Women in Public Affairs, or YWPA, awards encourage more young women to participate in public affairs by recognizing a commitment to the volunteer sector, evidence of volunteer leadership achievements, and a dedication to empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy. This is open to women aged 16-19 (as of April 1). Deadline is March 1.
The Women’s Nursing Degree Scholarships are for women who demonstrate interest in continuing their nursing studies toward an advanced degree or leadership track. Open to women of any age, students must be currently enrolled full time in the first year of a nursing degree program at the University of Hawaii at Hilo or Hawaii Community College with an above-average record in scholastic standing (3.0 or better GPA) and who show a financial need. Deadline is May 1.
The Barbra An Pleadwell Scholarships are for female Hawaii Island or Oahu residents who are currently enrolled as full-time students in college/university or high school seniors. Preference is given to women’s studies and/or communications majors who demonstrate financial need. Deadline is May 1.
The Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships are awarded to women undertaking business studies who demonstrate outstanding potential in the field. Open to women of any age, students must be enrolled 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. Deadline is May 15.
The Women in STEM Scholarships are awarded to women pursuing a science, technology, engineering or mathematics degree program who demonstrate outstanding potential in the field. Open to women of any age, students must be enrolled at an accredited university/college/institute 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. Deadline is May 15.
Top winners of the YWPA award, Jane M. Klausman Scholarship, and STEM Scholarship will be advanced from the club level to compete for additional awards and scholarships at the district and international levels of Zonta.
Scholarship applications are available at www.zontahilo.org/scholarships-grants/.
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