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To learn more about the scholarships Zonta Club of Frederick awards and how to apply, please see below.


The Zonta Club of Frederick supports scholarships to local high schools through the Young Women in Public Affairs Project. The Club presents the winner with a $500 scholarship and then the application is sent on to the district level to compete for a $1000 scholarship.

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. Women of age 16-19 who are living or studying in the Frederick area at the time the application is submitted are eligible to apply.

They must demonstrate evidence of the following:

         Active commitment to volunteerism

         Experience in local or student government

         Volunteer leadership achievements

         Knowledge of Zonta International and its programs

         Advocating Zonta International’s mission of advancing the

         status of women worldwide through service and advocacy

Deadline to apply: March 15, 2023. For more information please visit Zonta International YWPA scholarship page or contact


Barbara Stastny, Vice President of the Zonta Club of Frederick, presents a check to 2015 Young Women in Public Affairs Award winner, Medha Reddy


We are currently accepting applications for the Jane M. Klausman Women in Business scholarship. A $500 scholarship is being awarded at the club level and the recipient's application will then be sent on to the district level to compete for further scholarship money.


The scholarship is open to women enrolled in at least their second year of an undergraduate program through the final year of a master's program in business leading to a business management career.


For deadlines and further information, please contact Barbara Stastny at 301-639-9120.

For award website, click here.

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