Zonta Club of Alpena

Scholarship/Woman of the Year

President: Wendy Brooks

Charter Date: 1980

Zonta is dedicated to achieving gender equality in education and supports scholarships, fellowships and awards for women and girls pursuing education and careers in these traditionally male-dominated fields.

The ZONTA CLUB OF ROGERS CITY AREA will award three $1,000.00 scholarships to deserving women. One scholarship will be awarded to a high school female senior in Presque Isle County, one scholarship will be awarded to a currently enrolled female college/university student, and one scholarship will be awarded to a non-traditional student pursuing an education.

Applicants will be chosen on a competitive basis according to the following criteria: academic standing, active participation in school, church, community and service organizations and special achievements or honors for service. Zonta will also consider financial need and career goals and the content of the application, including the ability to communicate, expression of Zonta’s ideals and insight into applicant’s character.

The Zonta Club of Rogers City Area is an international association of professional women dedicated to the advancement and welfare of women worldwide as well as right here in the Rogers City area.

Applications for the scholarships are available from the Rogers City, Onaway and Posen High School counselors, any Zonta member or click the link below. Completed forms must be turned into the scholarship committee by MAY 1, 2024. Late and incomplete applications will not be considered.


Presque Isle County Scholarships

  • (1) $1,000 Young Woman in Business, given to a high school senior.
  • (1) $1,000 Young Woman (General Academics), given to a high school senior.
  • (1) $1,000 Woman of Non-Traditional Continuing Education, given to someone pursuing an education or a continuation of education.

Past ‘Local’ Scholarship Recipients

  • 2014 – Emily Glass, Julia Lewandowski
  • 2015 – Amy Buczkowski, Linnea Brege
  • 2016 – Baylee Lijewski, Kayla Fleury
  • 2017 – Taylor Ehrke, Jolene Reece
  • 2018 – Lydia Werth, L’lisia Smolinski
  • 2019 – Chasta Ganske, Amanda Paige Wirgau
  • 2020 – Brooke Saile, Chasta Ganske
  • 2021 – Breya Domke, Cienna Domke
  • 2022 – Leah Themel, Elizabeth Romel
  • 2023 – Macy Kroll, Taylor Krentz

International Scholarships

Zonta annually awards up to 35 Fellowships of US$10,000 each to women pursuing Ph.D./doctoral degrees in aerospace engineering and space sciences.

Zonta helps women pursuing undergraduate and master’s degrees in business management with 32 scholarships of US$2,000 each and an additional six scholarships of US$8,000 each annually.

Zonta encourages women to pursue education, career opportunities and leadership roles in technology in a new pilot program introduced in 2019.

Zonta recognizes young women for demonstrating leadership skills and commitment to public service with 32 awards of US$1,500 each and 10 additional awards of US$5,000 each annually.

Woman of the Year

To be selected as Zonta Club’s Woman of the Year, you must not be a member of Zonta Club, you must go above and beyond in volunteering in your community, and you must be dedicated to selflessly working for others.

  • 2022 – Kim Margherio
  • 2023 – Monica Fleming

Past Woman of the Year Recipients