Zonta Club of Alpena

Scholarships

President: Eileen Budnick

Club Charter Date: 1988 

2019 Zonta Club of Alpena Scholarship Recipients

Front row (L – R) Carey Udell, Madeline Voltz, Meagan Cosbitt

Back row (L-R) Diane O’Connor – Scholarship Committee Chair, Mary Allen, Paige Frantz, Eileen Budnick – Scholarship Committee Member

The Zonta Club of Alpena annually awards 7 scholarships, in the following 5 classifications:

 

Young Women in Public Affairs*   

The Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Award, recognizes young women, ages 16-19, for demonstrating leadership skills and commitment to public service and civic causes, and encourages them to continue their participation in public and political life.   Currently, the 116th United States House of Representatives has the highest ever number of women in history holding this office and still only constitutes 23.7% of the total.  The current U.S.  Senate, as of January 2019, also represents the highest number of women in history holding this office yet constitutes only 25%.

Locally, the Zonta Club of Alpena awards $750.00 to an Alpena High School senior, in recognition of her leadership of her leadership in public policy, government and volunteer organizations.

Applications are available at the AHS Career Resource Center or by Clicking Here.

Completed applications must be received by March 2nd.

*Local Zonta clubs provide awards to recipients; applications are then forwarded to the district/region for consideration.   District/regions forward one application on to Zonta International.   The Zonta International YWPA Committee recommends 10 international recipients from the district/region applications to the Zonta International Board. After approval by the Zonta International Board, the Zonta International Foundation provides awards and certificates to the district/region and international recipients.

 

Jane M Klausman Women in Business Scholarship**

Women have made great strides in the pursuit of education, careers and leadership roles they were once denied. However, they still comprise a minority of leaders in the business world. According to a December 2019 list from Catalyst, 21.2 percent of S&P 500 companies’ board seats are occupied by women, and just 5.2 percent of the companies’ CEOs are women.

The Zonta Club of Alpena provides a $750 award to an area woman enrolled in her third or fourth year of an undergraduate business program.

To apply for the Jane M Klausman Woman in Business Scholarship, Click Here.

Completed applications must be received by May 1st.

** The Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship program operates at the club, district/region and international levels of Zonta International. Please note that applicants may not apply to more than one Zonta district. Applicants must be nominated by a local Zonta club. Applications selected by Zonta clubs are sent to the respective Zonta governor/regional representative. A district/region evaluating committee selects one applicant per district/region to submit to Zonta International Headquarters. The Zonta International Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship Committee selects six international recipients from the district/region applicants.

 Zonta Club of Alpena- Traditional Scholarship

The Zonta Club of Alpena awards one $750 scholarship to a female senior from Alpena High School, who will be attending a 4-year college or university on a full-time basis, following high school graduation. A minimum 2.5 GPA is required, as well as participation in extracurricular, community and service activities.  To apply for this scholarship, Click Here.

Completed applications must be received by March 2nd.

 

Zonta Club of Alpena- Non-Traditional Scholarship

The Zonta Club of Alpena awards two $750 non-traditional student scholarships to women who have been out of high school for a minimum of 5 years. Applicants must be a high school graduate or have received her GED, be a resident of Alpena county and enrolled full-time at ACC. A minimum 2.5 GPA is required, and financial need is a factor. Submission of high school or college transcripts is required.  Applications are available at the ACC Foundation Office or on-line at discover.alpenacc.edu or by clicking Here.

Completed applications must be received by March 2nd.

 

Zonta Club of Alpena- Alpena Community College Scholarship

The Zonta Club of Alpena offers $750 Scholarships to two female Alpena High School seniors who will be attending ACC on a full-time basis, following high school graduation. A minimum 2.5 GPA is required. Participation in extracurricular, community and service Activities will be considered, as well as demonstration of financial need. Submission of high school transcripts is required.   Applications are available at the ACC Foundation Office, the AHS Career Resource Center or on-line at discover.alpenacc.edu or by clicking Here.

Completed applications must be received by March 2nd.