Awards & Scholarships available through Zonta Club of Greater Sandusky:
- Zonta Club of Greater Sandusky awards four college scholarships – $1,000.00 each – each year to Erie, Huron and Ottawa County, Ohio, high school female seniors planning to major in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) education or various fields of medicine who meet high academic standards.
- Non-Traditional adult woman returning to an accredited school to upgrade her education for a better career. The scholarship is for any woman who is minimum 23 years old who resides in Erie, Huron, Ottawa or Sandusky counties in Ohio.
- In coordination with Zonta International and Zonta International District 5, Zonta Club of Greater Sandusky provides an award to Young Women in Public Affairs. The recipient of the local club’s award is then submitted to the District for consideration for the District award with the recipient of the District award then submitted for consideration for one of ten international awards. The award amounts: Club Award – $250.00; District 5 Award – $1,500.00; Zonta International Awards – $5,000.00 each.
- In coordination with Zonta International and Zonta International District 5, Zonta Club of Greater Sandusky provides scholarships for young women going into the business field – The Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship. The program was established to encourage women to enter careers and to seek leadership positions in business. The program ultimately seeks to influence business decisions that positively affect women in executive positions in the field of business management. The Club finalist will be submitted to District 5 for consideration and then if selected as the district scholarship recipient, she will be submitted to Zonta International to be considered for one of six scholarships. The award amounts: District 5 Scholarship – $2,000.00; Zonta International Scholarships – $8,000.00 each.
2021 Young Women in Public Affairs
Club-level Award Recipient:
Anna E. James – Edison High School
The goal of the YWPA award program is to encourage more young women to participate in public affairs by recognizing the student’s commitment to the volunteer sector, evidence of volunteer leadership achievements and a dedication to empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy. For more information about Anna and her future studies, please visit here. Congratulations Anna!
2021 High School
To be consistent with Zonta’s goals, these scholarships
will be awarded to graduating seniors – young women –
who will be attending a college or university majoring
in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics field
or in various fields of medicine.
Twelve applications were received from Bellevue, Huron, Norwalk, Perkins, St. Mary’s Central Catholic and Western Reserve High Schools. Zonta Club of Greater Sandusky is pleased to announce the following students as recipients of the club’s 2021 High School Scholarships in the amount of $1,000.00 each.
Kailey N. Kilgore, daughter of Amy and Jason Kilgore of Bellevue, a Senior at Bellevue High School. Kailey’s honorswhile attending BHS include: Elks Academic Achievement Award 1-2-3, Distinguished Honor Roll, Honor Roll, Student of the Quarter and Friendliest Junior. Community and high school activities include R.E.S.I.S.T. Club President, Student Council President, Senior Class Vice President, RSVP Club, ROX Club, National Honor Society, Yearbook Club, Engineering Club, Softball and Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Volunteer. Kailey plans to attend Bowling Green University Firelands, Huron, majoring in Biology Specialization Pre-Health.
Spencer F. Colish-Patrick, daughter of Carrie Patrick of Norwalk and Steve Colish of Mebane, NC, a Senior at Norwalk High School. Spencer’s honors while attending NHS include: Kiwanis Student of the Month Honor Roll, President List including All A’s Award. Community and high school activities include: Volunteer at Fisher-Titus Medical Center, Election Poll Worker in Huron County, Book Club, Culture Club President, French Club, Key Club, Chess Club, Drug Free Club of America, Youth Grant Making Council of Huron County, Volunteer of Huron County Humane Society, tutor, tennis and swim teams, Unity Club and Academic Challenge. Spencer plans to attend The Ohio State University, Columbus, majoring in Microbiology/Pre-Med and International Relations.
Octavia J. Schnittker, daughter of Barbara and Ronald Schnittker, Sandusky, a Senior at Perkins High School. Octavia’s honors while attending PHS include Ninth Congressional District Invitational Art Exhibition including HCR ManorCare Award 2018, Scholastic Art & Writing Awards including Honorable Mention (9th-10th grades), Firelands Audubon Society including Third Place (9th grade) and Honorable Mention (10th grade), Academic Letter (10th-12th grades), Wrestling Scholar Athlete (9th-12th grades), Football Scholar Athlete (11th-12th grades), Elks Student of the Month-January 2021, Ohio Lottery Academic Student of the Month-March 2021, Honor Roll every quarter throughout high school including All A’s, Academic Honors Diploma and Diploma of Distinction upon graduation. Community and high school activities include Mock Trial-Timekeeper (9th grade), Yearbook-Head Editor & Photographer (9th-12th grades), Varsity Wrestling-Mat Maid (9th-12th grades), Varsity Football-Manager (11th-12th grades), National Honor Society (11th-12th grades), Tap Dance-The Moving Co School of Dance (2012-2021), Tutoring PHS students (12th grade), Serving Our Seniors (9th-12th grades), Vacation Bible School (10th-11th grades), Swim lessons (10th grade), tutoring summer students (9th-10th grades) and assisting with Turkey Trot, Biddy Wrestling tournaments, PHS blood drives, Girl Scouts and concession stands. Octavia plans to attend Otterbein University, Westerville, double majoring in Business/Marketing and Sports Management.
Seton E. Buehrer, daughter of Amy Buehrer, Sandusky, and Jeffrey Buehrer, Sandusky, a Senior at Perkins High School. Seton’s honors while attending PHS include: Scholar Athlete Award, 3-year academic letter winner, 4-year Honor Roll National Honors Society and Track Team Captain. Community and high school activities include Bioclub, Aim for Excellence, Student Council, Move to Stand while volunteering for blood and canned food drives, trash pickups and dog walking at the local pound. Seton will attend The Ohio State University, Columbus, majoring in Biology.
2021 Jane M. Klausman
Women in Business Scholarship
Grace L. Gillen – Norwalk
Ohio Northern University
The Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships will be awarded to undergraduate women entering careers seeking leadership positions in business. The program ultimately seeks to influence business decisions that positively affect women by increasing the number of women in executive positions in the field of business management. Zonta International offers up to 32 scholarships of $2,000 each at the district level and six international scholarships in the amount of $8,000 each. For more information about Grace and her future plans, please visit here. Congratulations Grace!
2021 Non-Traditional Student Scholarship
If mailed, application must be postmarked no later than
Saturday, July 31, 2021.
If e-mailed, application must be received no later than
Saturday, July 31, 2021, and e-mailed to
Awarded by: Saturday, August 15, 2021
2021 – Non-Traditional Scholarship – Application
2021 – Non-Traditional – Recommendation Letter – Cover Sheet
2021 – Non-Traditional Verification Current Enrollment – Form
2021 – Non-Traditional Scholarship – Poster – FINAL
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