2022-2023 Scholarship Applications Available
Laura Lee Benz Scholarship
Scholarship Awardees 2021
Patty J. Barton Memorial Scholarship 2022 Awarded to Linda Robbins
The Patty J. Barton Memorial Scholarship has been awarded for the second time. Over the last two years, $40,000 dollars have been awarded. The Scholarship fund is administered by the Coos Bay Area Zonta Service Foundation.
Linda Robbins was the 2022 recipient receiving a scholarship for $20,000 dollars. She grew up in Myrtle Point, and attended Myrtle Point High School. She married young, and started a family. Linda worked as a hairdresser, before going to work in the Myrtle Point school district.
Zonta International Scholarships
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Globally, women make up around 25 percent of the workforce in the aerospace industry. In an effort to carry out its mission that women have access to all resources and are represented in decision-making positions on an equal basis with men, Zonta International offers the Amelia Earhart Fellowship.
The Amelia Earhart Fellowship was established in 1938 in honor of famed pilot and Zontian, Amelia Earhart. The US$10,000 Fellowship is awarded annually to up to 35 women pursuing Ph.D./doctoral degrees in aerospace engineering and space sciences. It may be used at any university or college offering accredited post-graduate courses and degrees in these fields.
Since the program’s inception in 1938, Zonta has awarded 1,638 Amelia Earhart Fellowships, totaling more than US$10.6 million, to 1,209 women representing 73 countries.
Our Fellows have gone on to become astronauts, aerospace engineers, astronomers, professors, geologists, business owners, heads of companies, even Secretary of the US Air Force.