Grants and Scholarships

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TWO $500 Grants Available for Denver Metropolitan Teachers
Application Deadline: January 12, 2018
This year our club will fund TWO teachers in grades K-8 in the Denver Metropolitan Area (including teachers in Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, and Jefferson counties). The Zonta Club of Denver II is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of women and children.
One simple requirement for the teacher grants:
• The grant is intended to help defray the cost of materials needed for teachers’ classes or to provide experiences to promote reading. By way of example, past recipients have used the funds to provide listening stations in their classroom and to purchase leveled texts, non-fiction books, and plays for their students.
Applying is simple:
• Submit by email a brief description of how you will use the money by January 12, 2018.
• Include your contact information, a statement of need, and a description of your project and the materials you wish to purchase.
• Include the number of students that will be served and the percentage of students in your school that qualify for free and reduced lunch.
The award process is simple:
• We will notify the winners by February 2, 2018 and will issue the check to the teachers’ schools shortly thereafter.
• The Zonta Club of Denver II will also invite the grant recipients to attend one of our evening meetings.
The reporting process is simple:
• At the end of your project, please submit a short report about your project and the impact it made on your students. We request that the selected teachers do this in person at a Zonta Club of Denver II monthly meeting.
• Submit your proposal by January 12, 2018 to following address:
The Zonta Club of Denver II
Mary Moser
Please call Mary with any questions.

Sue Burch Memorial Scholarship

Sue Burch was an accomplished civil attorney who performed work for governmental entities including the National Education Association. She loved the law and was a tenacious advocate for her clients. Ms. Burch was also an outdoorswoman who loved to spend time in the mountains, especially fishing. She was dedicated to her cats and had an extensive jazz record collection.

Sue Burch had been an active member of our Zonta Club of Denver II for many years when she passed away unexpectedly in 2000. In Sue Burch’s memory, the Zonta Club of Denver II began the Sue Burch Memorial Scholarship in 2003.

The scholarship’s purpose is to provide support for a woman who has graduated from Florence Crittenton High School (Denver, CO) AND has completed at least two semesters of college, university or technical school. This grant will assist her in furthering her education and training, which is an important in achieving Goal #4 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Awarded each school year, the scholarship may be used for any college or university, job training program, or other form of continuing education. The scholarship recipient receives an award of $500.00, paid in one installment. Scholarship money may be used for tuition, books, lab fees, or other costs directly related to the degree program. The scholarship payment is made directly to the college, university or job training program on the student’s behalf at the start of the school year.

At the end of the semester/year, the Zonta Club of Denver II requires that the recipient submit grades along with a personal written assessment of accomplishments to the Zonta Club of Denver II.
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Applications, essays, official high school transcript and official college, university or technical school transcripts must be received by deadline at the following:

Zonta Club of Denver II, Attention: Sue Burch Scholarship
1525 Josephine Street, Denver, CO 80206-1406
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Zonta Club of Denver II, Sue Burch Scholarship, c/o Florence Crittenton School, 55 S Zuni St., Denver, CO 80223-1208

Young Women in Public Affairs Award

In 1995, when the Beijing Platform for Action was adopted, the global average proportion of women in parliament was just 11 percent. Today, women hold 23.5 percent of seats in the world’s national parliaments as of 1 July 2017. Although this figure has doubled in the last 21 years, many barriers remain to women’s political participation and gender parity in political representation across the globe. Recognizing that to bring about sustainable changes that benefit all of humanity, women must have equal participation in the decision-making process, Zonta International established the Young Women in Public Affairs Award in 1990.

The Award recognizes young women, ages 16-19, who demonstrate superior leadership skills and a commitment to public service and civic causes, and encourages them to continue their participation in public and political life. For a full list of the eligibility and application requirements, please refer to the application. Ten (10) international scholarships of US$4,000 each and up to 32 district/region scholarships of US$1,000 each are awarded each year.

Amelia Earhart Fellowship

According to Women in Aerospace, in 2010, roughly 10 percent of the aerospace industry was made up of women. While the number has slowly increased, there must be reinforcements behind each step forward. To assist the future of women in this field and other aerospace-related sciences and engineering, Zonta International established the Amelia Earhart Fellowship in 1938 in honor of legendary pilot and Zontian, Amelia Earhart. Today, the Fellowship of US$10,000 is awarded annually to 35 talented women, pursuing Ph.D./doctoral degrees in aerospace-related sciences or aerospace-related engineering around the globe.

Women of any nationality pursuing a Ph.D./doctoral degree, who demonstrate a superior academic record in the field of aerospace-related sciences or aerospace-related engineering, are eligible and encouraged to apply. For a full list of the eligibility and application requirements, please refer to the application.

Since the program’s inception, Zonta International has awarded 1,543 Amelia Earhart Fellowships, totaling more than US$9.7 million, to 1,114 women from 72 countries.

These fellowships are made possible through generous donations to the Zonta International Foundation.

Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship

Women make up nearly 50 percent of the global workforce; however, gender equality is not yet a reality in senior management and corporate boardrooms around the world. According to a 2014 Catalyst Census [1], women hold only 4.2 percent of the CEO positions and 19.2 percent of board seats at S&P 500 companies. To encourage more women to pursue education and careers in business, Zonta International established the Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship. Twelve (12) international scholarships of US$7,000 each and up to 32 district/region scholarships of US$1,000 each are awarded each year.

Women of any age, pursuing an accredited business or business-related program who demonstrate outstanding potential in the field, are eligible and encouraged to apply. For a full list of the eligibility and application requirements, please refer to the application.