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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 ($1500 award) and that award recipient is then eligible for the Zonta International competition (ten $4,000 awards).  

The YWPA application deadline:  March 15, 2019.  
The application for 2019 is closed.  The application for 2020 will be forthcoming.
YWPA Poster

For any questions, please contact our Scholarship Chair Melinda at                      

 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 $1,000 scholarship and the District 10 winner is then able to compete for one of twelve $7,000 scholarships awarded by Zonta International. 

The Jane M. Klausman application deadline:  May 15, 2019.  The application for 2019 is closed.  The application for 2020 will be forthcoming.
For any questions, please contact our Scholarship Chair Melinda 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.


Women In Technology Scholarship

   (The application for 2019 is now closed.)

The world economy, industry and sciences are becoming increasingly digitized, and these developments are disrupting society and familiar social processes. Women, however, are still largely underrepresented in technology fields. To create a world in which men and women have equal opportunities, women need to have an active role in technology and technological developments. Zonta International is pleased to offer its new Zonta International Women in Technology Scholarship to encourage women to pursue education, career opportunities and leadership roles in technology.



Women pursuing a technology degree or closely related program, who demonstrate outstanding potential in the field, are eligible to apply.

Women not enrolled in a university are also eligible as long as they submit:

  • Evidence of completed trainings and outstanding performance.
  • Description of current job with information about path that led to that job.
  • Employer confirmation and recommendation or client testimonial supported by evidence.
  • Reason for applying and description of desired career.
  • Evidence of educational project plan (e.g. proof of course opportunities).

Golden Z club members may apply. Classified members (club members and individuals with direct membership with Zonta International) and employees of Zonta International and Zonta International Foundation, and their family members (ancestors, descendants, adoptees, siblings, nieces or cousins, and those of their spouse or co-habiting partner), are not eligible to apply. 

Application process:

The Women in Technology 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 and 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 Women in Technology Scholarship Committee selects six international recipients from the district/region applicants.

For more information:

Women in Technology Scholarship Application
(2019 Application is now closed.)

For any questions, please contact our Scholarship Chair Ann Le Savage at