Scholarships

The Zonta Club of the Coos Bay Area is pleased to announce applications are open for the second Patty J Barton Memorial Scholarship. A scholarship potentially totaling $20,000 is paid directly to the student’s accredited school of choice. The total award amount will be divided and paid over several qualifying terms of study until fully expended.

Patty Barton was a long-time member of the Zonta Club of the Coos Bay Area. When she passed in 2018 after her courageous battle with cancer, a scholarship fund was established in her name. Widowed at 28, Patty was left alone to raise her two daughters. She worked hard to give them a good life, overcoming many challenges.

Preference for this scholarship is given to applicants who demonstrate focus and determination in facing significant life challenges from which they are rebuilding.  Financial need is also considered. Patty had a passion for providing educational opportunities to women who faced challenges as she once did as a single parent.

With the support of her husband Jon Barton, Zonta can offer the Patty J Barton Memorial Scholarship for a second time. The scholarship fund is administered by the Coos Bay Area Zonta Service Foundation. Funds are currently raised from designated contributions and through the club’s fundraising efforts.  The first scholarship of $20,000 was awarded in 2020 to Nikki Wright of Coos Bay.

Zonta Coos Bay Area Scholarships

Application Deadline is May 15th, 2021

Application available for download here

Zonta Club 2021 Scholarship Awards

Zonta Club Scholarship Awards 

Lillian Collins and Robyn Wales
 

STEM Scholarship  

Skylar Lucas

 

NBHS Z Club  

Miranda Seldon

 

MHS Z Club   

Mariia Semenchuk

 

Zonta International Scholarships

Both of Women in Business Scholarship and YWPA award offer opportunities to be awarded additional funds at the District and International levels.
 

Coos Bay Area Club Women In Business 2021 Scholarship Recipient

Nicole Fossum

 

Coos Bay Area Club YWPA 2021 Award Recipient

Jordyn Tippett

 

Zonta International Scholarships

Women In Information Technology 

Apply directly to Zonta International for the opportunity to be awarded one of the twenty $8000 scholarships to be awarded in 2021.

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 and access to leadership roles such as Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and Chief Technology Officers (CTOs). Zonta International is pleased to support the Zonta International Women in Information Technology Scholarship for a second pilot cycle to encourage women to pursue education, career opportunities and leadership roles in information technology.

Amelia Earhart Fellowship 

Apply directly to Zonta International.

The 2022 application will be posted in July of 2021.

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. 

Scholarship Awardees 2020

Zonta Coos Bay Area Scholarship

Nichole Wales
STEM Scholarship

Alyssa Monohon
STEM Scholarship

Zonta Coos Bay Area Scholarship

Betsy McDowell
Z-Club Scholarships

Hannah Mork
Z-Club Scholarships

Zonta Coos Bay Area Scholarship

Skylar Lucas
Z-Club Scholarships

Zonta Coos Bay Area Scholarship

Ella Hutcherson
Zonta
Club
Scholarship

Jessica Rowe
Zonta
Club
Scholarship

Zonta Coos Bay Area Scholarships

Yoselin Aguirre
Youth Community
Engagement

Zonta Coos Bay Area Scholarships

Sammi Huffman
Youth Community
Engagement

Zonta Coos Bay Area Scholarships

Nikki Wright
Patty Barton
Memorial Scholarship