Zonta Club Accepting Applications for Scholarships

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The Zonta Club of Hilo is accepting applications for awards and scholarships for women in the areas of public affairs, nursing, and business.  The deadline to apply is March 15, 2021. 

“Zonta is pleased to offer a total of $10,000 in cash assistance on Hawai‘i Island in 2021,” said Nina Buchanan, Zonta Club of Hilo Scholarship Chair.  “We encourage women to apply for financial support for brighter futures in their chosen fields, and look forward to reading applications from a diverse pool of applicants.”The Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Awards encourage more young women to participate in public affairs by recognizing a commitment to the volunteer sector, evidence of volunteer leadership achievements, and a dedication to empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy.  Open to women aged 16-19 (as of April 1).

The Women’s Nursing Degree Scholarships are for women who demonstrate interest in continuing their nursing studies toward an advanced degree or leadership track.  Open to women of any age, students must be currently enrolled full-time in the first year of a nursing degree program at UHH or HCC with an above-average record in scholastic standing (3.0 or better GPA) and who show a financial need.

The Jane M. Klausman (JMK) Women in Business Scholarships are awarded to women undertaking business studies who demonstrate outstanding potential in the field.  Open to women of any age, students must be enrolled in at least the second year of an undergraduate program through the final year of a master’s program at the time the application is submitted.


Top winners of the YWPA Award and JMK Scholarship will be advanced from the club level to compete for additional awards and scholarships at the district and international levels of Zonta.

Zonta Club of Hilo is member of Zonta International, whose mission is to empower women through service and advocacy.  Applications are available at


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