Scholarship & Award Opportunities

Building a better world for women and girls means ensuring that they have the necessary knowledge and tools. Zonta’s educational scholarships and awards help women and girls advance their formal education. We support Zonta International’s award and scholarship programs and also offer scholarships of our own.


Young Women in Public Affairs Award (YWIPA) ( The deadline has passed. Check back later in 2024 for the 2025 information.)

The Zonta Club of Annapolis (ZCOA) participates in Zonta International’s Young Women in Public Affairs (YWIPA) Award program. This award recognizes commitment to the volunteer sector, evidence of volunteer leadership achievements, and dedication to empowering women worldwide.

Young women who, on April 1, 2024, are ages 16 – 19 are eligible to apply. The club will select one application to forward to the District for consideration for the District and International awards.

The due date for completed applications is Wednesday, March 1, 2024. Applications must be typed. The application is a fillable pdf. Completed applications must be emailed or postmarked no later than March 1, 2023. Applications should be emailed to president@zontaclubannapolis.org. Please email president@zontaclubannapolis.org for the mailing address for paper applications. The application can be viewed and downloaded from the Zonta International (ZI) website at the following link. YWIPA Application The application and additional information about eligibility can be found on the ZI website at the following link. YWIPA Info


Women in STEM Scholarship (Check back later for 2024 information and deadlines.)

The Zonta Club of Annapolis (ZCOA) participates in Zonta International’s STEM scholarship program. This program is designed to encourage women and girls to pursue education, career opportunities and leadership roles in information technology and other STEM fields.

The ZCOA participates in this program by accepting and evaluating applications from qualified students. One application is forwarded to the District for further evaluation. The due date for applications is Monday, June 12, 2023. Applications should be emailed to president@zontaclubannapolis.org. Please email president@zontaclubannapolis.org for the mailing address for paper applications.

Additional information and a copy of the application is available on the ZI website at the following link. STEM info

Jane M Klausman Women in Business Scholarship (Now accepting applications. Deadline: Monday, July 1, 2024.)

The Zonta Club of Annapolis (ZCOA) participates in Zonta International’s (ZI) Jane M Klausman Women in Business scholarship program. This program provides scholarships to women pursuing post-secondary education in a business-related area. Scholarship applications are accepted in the spring of each year, with selection and awards made in late fall.

The ZCOA participates in this program by accepting and evaluating applications from qualified students. One application is forwarded to the District for further evaluation. Applications for the upcoming year are posted on the ZI website in January or February of the award year. Additional information and a copy of the application is available on the ZI website at the following link. Jane M Klausman Info

The due date for completed applications is July 1, 2024. Applications must be emailed or postmarked no later than July 1, 2024. Emailed applications are preferred. Applications must be typed. The application is a fillable pdf. Applications should be emailed to president@zontaclubannapolis.org. Please email president@zontaclubannapolis.org for the mailing address for paper applications.


Amelia Earhart Scholarship (deadline November 15)

Annually, the Zonta Foundation for Women awards thirty-five $10,000 fellowships to women pursuing Ph.D./doctoral degrees in aerospace-related sciences or aerospace-related engineering. The deadline for application is November 15 of each year and awards are made the following April. Annually in July, an updated application and information about the scholarship for the upcoming year are posted on the Zonta International (ZI) website. Additional information is available on the ZI website at the following link. Amelia Earhart Info. Submit applications directly to Zonta International.