The Zonta Club of LaSalle-Peru Area is offering information on 3 scholarships and 1 fellowship. Basic information and applications are listed below as well as links to the Zonta International site with more detailed information.

Zonta of LaSalle-Peru Area IVCC Endowed Scholarship

(updated 2-8-16)

This scholarship was endowed in the fall of 2012. To apply for this IVCC Foundation Scholarship please go to the IVCC Foundation Scholarship page

Fran Brolley, Jerry Corcoran, and Sandy Knott

Pictured are IVCC Director of Community Relations and Development Fran Brolley, left, IVCC President Jerry Corcoran and Zonta Club of LaSalle-Peru Area President Sandy Knott. (Read the Press Release)


Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship

(updated 2-8-16)

Established in 1998 from a generous bequest by Jane M. Klausman, a member of the Zonta Club of Syracuse, New York USA, and the 1990-1995 Zonta International Parliamentarian, the Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship is awarded annually to women pursuing undergraduate or Master's degrees in business management.

The program operates at the Zonta club, district and international levels. Zonta clubs provide a $500 award for club recipients. Zonta International awards scholarships of US$1,000 each at the district level and twelve international scholarships in the amount of US$5,000 each. The Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships are awarded annually and may be used for tuition, books or living expenses at any university, college or institution offering accredited business courses and degrees.

Young Women in Public Affairs

(updated 2-8-16)


The goal of the Zonta International Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Program is to 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 the advancement of the status of women. 

In order for more women to be represented in key decision making positions worldwide, we must encourage young women to pursue careers, or seek leadership positions in public policy making, government and volunteer organizations and further their education with these aims in view.

Public affairs refer to all aspects of community life where decisions have to be made about issues which relate to and affect those communities in which they work and live.

The Awards

Zonta Clubs usually provide awards for Club recipients. District recipients receive US$1,000. Five International recipients are selected from the District recipients to receive awards of US$3,000 each. District and International awards are funded by the Zonta International Foundation.

Who is Eligible?

Women of age 16-19 and living or studying in a Zonta district/region at the time the application is submitted to the district and demonstrate evidence of the following, are eligible to apply.   

  • Active commitment to volunteerism.
  • Experience in local or student government.
  • Volunteer leadership achievements.
  • Knowledge of Zonta International and its programs.
  • Advocating in Zonta International’s mission of advancing the status of women worldwide.

Amelia Earhart Fellowship

(updated 2-8-16)

Established in 1938 in honor of famed pilot and Zontian, Amelia Earhart, the Amelia Earhart Fellowship is awarded annually to women pursuing Ph.D./doctoral degrees in aerospace-related sciences and aerospace-related engineering. The Fellowship of US$10,000, awarded to 35 Fellows around the globe each year, may be used at any university or college offering accredited post-graduate courses and degrees in these fields.

Learn more about this fellowship