Chartered March 11, 1980
Member of Zonta International
Empowering Women Locally and Worldwide
To fulfill our mission of empowering women worldwide, we must focus on gender equality in education, an essential human right, critical to development for all. For women and girls, education provides the tools and resources to empower them to make decisions about their lives and the future of their families. Educated women can break the cycle of poverty; they can choose when to marry and if and when to have children; they can access quality health care to safeguard themselves and their children; they can educate their own children and ensure greater opportunities for future generations.
Locally, the Zonta Club of Harrisburg-Hershey awards 2 scholarships each year.
The Young Women in Public Affairs Scholarship is awarded to a female high school student or early college student who demonstrates a commitment to volunteerism, leadership achievements and dedication to the advancement of the status of women. Applications for the 2019 scholarship are due to the Zonta Club of Harrisburg-Hershey by March 1, 2019. The application for Young Women in Public Affairs is available by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship is awarded to a woman pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in business. It’s to encourage women to enter careers and seek leadership positions in business-related fields. Applications for the 2019 scholarship are due to the Zonta Club of Harrisburg-Hershey by May 1, 2019. The application for Jane M. Klausman in Business Scholarship is available by contacting email@example.com.
Winners at the Club level are eligible to compete at the District 3 and Zonta International levels (as appropriate) for additional scholarship monies.
Harrisburg-Hershey Club Scholarship Winners
The Winners of the 2019 scholarships:
- Young Women in Public Affairs: Ashleigh Kennedy (read more in the May 2019 newsletter)
- Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship: Natalie Nye (read more in the September 2019 newsletter)
The Winners of the 2018 scholarships:
- Young Women in Public Affairs: Keira Wittle (read more in the May 2018 newsletter)
- Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship: Julia Le (read more in the June 2018 newsletter)
The Winners of the 2017 scholarships:
- Young Women in Public Affairs: Natalie Souders (read more in the June 2017 newsletter)
- Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship: Lia Kopar (read more in the September 2017 newsletter)
Zonta International supports several programs for women and girls pursuing education and careers in the fields of aerospace sciences and engineering and technology.
The Amelia Earhart Fellowship
According to Women in Aerospace, in 2010, roughly 10 percent of the aerospace industry was made up of women. While the number has slowly increased, there must be reinforcements behind each step forward. To assist the future of women in this field and other aerospace-related sciences and engineering, Zonta International established the Amelia Earhart Fellowship in 1938 in honor of legendary pilot and Zontian, Amelia Earhart. Today, the Fellowship of US$10,000 is awarded annually to up to 30 talented women, pursuing Ph.D./doctoral degrees in aerospace-related sciences or aerospace-related engineering around the globe.
Women of any nationality pursuing a Ph.D./doctoral degree, who demonstrate a superior academic record in the field of aerospace-related sciences or aerospace-related engineering, are eligible and encouraged to apply. For a full list of the eligibility and application requirements, please refer to the application.
Since the program’s inception in 1938, Zonta has awarded 1,573 Amelia Earhart Fellowships, totaling more than US$10 million, to 1,144 women representing 73 countries.
These fellowships are made possible through generous donations to the Zonta International Foundation.
Click here for the Amelia Earhart Fellowship information and application.
Women in Technology Scholarship
The Women in Technology Scholarship encourages women to pursue education, career opportunities and leadership roles in technology-related fields. For the launch of this pilot program, the Zonta International Foundation will award up to US$112,000 in scholarships: 32 district/region scholarships of US$2,000 each and six international scholarships of US$8,000 each.
Click here for the Women in Technology Scholarship information and application.