Zonta Club of Alpena


Zonta Club of Gaylord

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The Zonta Club of Gaylord Area supplies annual scholarships to Graduating High School Seniors in Otsego County, a local Young Women in Public Affairs Award, Inland Seas Young Women in Science Scholarship, plus an annual scholarship through the Women’s Resource Center to support a survivor returning to school.  We also act as a funnel to the Zonta International Young Women in Public Affairs Award, Women in Technology Scholarship, Women in Business Scholarship and the Amelia Earhart Fellowship.

We invite our local scholarship winners to participate in the Alpenfest Parade.  This makes our scholarship winners feel special, provides intellectual role models for young girls watching the parade, and illustrates to our community how their donations were utilized.


All scholarship applications must be submitted to gaylordzonta@gmail.com


Awarded annually to a local woman returning to school after escaping domestic violence. Selected through the Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan.

Young Women in Public Affairs Award

Due Annually on the first of March, YWPA is awarded to women, aged 16-19, studying at a secondary school, college or university who demonstrate volunteer leadership achivements.  Information and Application 


Young Women in Science – Inland Seas

Due annually on the first of May.  The winning applicant will set sail aboard the Inland Seas Schooner for two nights and three days. During the course, students will carry out research projects of their own design related to the ecology of Lake Michigan while learning to sail. Every student we  have sent returns with glowing reviews and a strengthened desire to further their educational opportunities.  This scholarship is cosponsored by AAUW Gaylord Area Branch.  For an application email gaylordzonta@gmail.com

Women in Technology Scholarship 

Due annually the first of February to gaylordzonta@gmail.com.  This scholarship is for women of any age, pursuing an accredited information technology (IT) degree.  In addition to outstanding academic achievements, applicants must illustrate initiative, ambition and commitment to pursuing a career in information technology. Online students are also eligible to apply if enrolled at an accredited university/college/institute.  Information and Application 

Jane M Klausman Women in Business Scholarship 

Due annually by the first of June to gaylordzonta@gmail.com  Women of any age, pursuing a business program with major field of specialization in accounting, economics, finance, business management, marketing, operations management, human resources management, international business, or entrepreneurship at an accredited university/college/institute, who demonstrate outstanding potential in the field and are living or studying in a Zonta district/region, are eligible. Information and Application

Amelia Earhart Fellowship

Women pursuing a Ph.D./doctoral degree who demonstrate a superior academic record conducting research applied to aerospace engineering or space sciences are eligible. Information and Application