Scholarships

Robyn Wales 2021 Zonta Club Scholarship Recipient

Scholarship Awardees 2021​

Skylar Lucas STEM Scholarship
Nichole Fossum Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship
Jordyn Tippett Young Women in Public Affairs Scholarship
Mariia Semenchuk Marshfield High School Z-Club Scholarship
Miranda Seldon North Bend High School Z Club Scholarship Recipient
Patty J. Barton Memorial Scholarship Application CLOSED

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

Scholarship recipient to be announced in July, 2021.

This is an annual award. Check back in the fall of 2021 for updates on the 2022 award. 

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.