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JMKApplication 2023.pdf


Barbara L. Halstead Memorial Young Women In Public Affairs (YWPA)

The Barbara L. Halstead Memorial Young Women in Public Affairs Award is designed to encourage young women in high school to pursue careers and seek leadership positions in public policy, government, and volunteer organizations.  This award is available at the international, district and club levels.  Our club awards this in the spring of each year in the amount of $1250.  The Houston Club recipient goes on to compete at the District 10 level for a $1000 award, and that award recipient is then eligible for the Zonta International award ($5,000 awards).  

The YWPA application deadline:  March 17, 2023.  

2023 YWPA Application with Attachments.pdf

2023 YWPA Application Recommendation Form.pdf

2023 YWPA Verification of Current Enrollment.pdf

2023 YWPA Privacy Policy and Publicity Authorization Form.pdf

2023 YWPA Program Background and Statistics.pdf

For any questions, please contact our Scholarship Chair at                   

Flight School Grant - Honoring Amelia Earhart


General Information

Amelia Earhart was a member of Zonta International at the time her plane was lost at sea.  Zonta International established the Amelia Earhart Fellowship for women pursuing Ph.D./doctoral degrees in aerospace engineering and space sciences. The Zonta Club of Houston Educational & Charitable Fund has established Flight School Grants honoring Amelia Earhart for high school students and undergraduate students who are planning a career in aviation to assist them to attend flight school to earn their pilot’s license.  Applicants must be a resident of greater Houston or attend school in greater Houston.  This is a one year pilot program.  If the program is renewed for future years, applicants can reapply for future grants.


The Grant 

The Flight School Grants honoring Amelia Earhart are awarded to women who reside in or attend school in the greater Houston area who have had at least one hour of flight training at an accredited flight school, who are planning to go on to a career in aviation, whether flight or technical.  The grant of at least $200 will be paid directly to the flight school.


Who is Eligible? 

Women in the greater Houston area of any age, currently in high school, having graduated high school within a year, or currently in an undergraduate program who are planning a career in aviation.  The undergraduate program can be a non-collegiate training program that is for an aviation career.

Deadline - July 1, 2022


For more information and how to apply, download the application - Zonta Flight School Grant Application 2022


Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship

  The Jane M. Klausman Women In Business Scholarship offers financial aid to women undergraduate students and graduate students preparing for careers in business and business management. This fund was established by a generous bequest from former Zonta International Parliamentarian, Jane Klausman. The Zonta Club of Houston participates in this scholarship, and mails applications to the eight colleges and universities in the Houston area that award business degrees. 

  The Houston Club recipient is awarded a $1250 scholarship, and is able to compete at the District 10 Level.  The District 10 winner is awarded a $2,000 scholarship, and the District 10 winner is then able to compete for one of six $8,000 scholarships awarded by Zonta International. 

The Jane M. Klausman application deadline:  June 30, 2023. 

JMKApplication 2023.pdf

JMKVerificationCurrentEnrollmentForm 2023.pdf

JMKRecommendationLetterCoverSheet 2023.pdf

JMKDescription 2023.pdf

JMKBackgroundStats 2023.pdf

JMKSchoolList 2023.pdf

JMKPoster 2023.pdf

For any questions, please contact our Scholarship Chair at           

Amelia Earhart Fellowship Award


The Zonta International Foundation Amelia Earhart Fellowships are given to women of any nationality pursuing graduate degrees at any institution offering fully-accredited graduate courses and degrees in aerospace-related sciences and engineering.  The applicant must be registered in an accredited Ph.D/doctoral program in a qualifying area of science or engineering closely related to advanced studies in aerospace-related science or aerospace-related engineering.  Each annual fellowship is valued at $10,000 and awarded to 35 women around the globe.  The Amelia Earhart Fellowship was established in 1938 in honor of Amelia Earhart, famed pilot and Zontian.

Applications for the 2019 Fellowships must be received or post-marked by November 15, 2019 to Zonta International.  There is no local award for this fellowship.  More information can be found on the Zonta International website




Rose Scholarship - District 10
        Scholarship for a Non-Traditional Student

Go to for the application.

Selection Criteria:

1.    Female Head of Household, primary wage earner of the family.

2.    Applicants should be individuals pursuing post high school training or certification programs not necessarily requiring a baccalaureate degree.

3.    The recipient must use the scholarship to attend an educational institution that is accredited and normally maintains a regular faculty and curriculum and normally has a regularly enrolled body of students in attendance at the place where its educational activities are regularly carried on.  This scholarship can fund  a certification program such as law enforcement or fire training education at a technical/trade school or a community college.

4.    Financial need is determined by consideration of annual family income.

5.    Must be a resident of the Zonta International District 10 and a U.S. Citizen.

6.    Consideration shall be given to good citizenship, character, reputation, moral and ethical standing drawn from a personal interview.