Scholarships build a woman’s future



High school grads, women returning to school, single parents.


Funds awarded to defray tuition costs to university, community colleges, professional and trade schools.


Scholarships encourage female students not only to attend college, but also to succeed.


Our Scholarships:


The Zonta EducateZ Scholarship was created to make continuing school feasible for women who face significant financial barriers to higher education.  The Zonta EducateZ Scholarship is awarded to a woman who: wants to return to post secondary school, faces significant financial barriers to attending a college, university or any accredited institution, and who is committed to becoming self-sufficient through education.

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The Z Club Scholarship was created in recognition of our PantherZ Z Club’s dedication to the mission of Zonta. Recipients have been members in good standing for at least two years and have served a leadership role. It was created to help Z Club members pursue post secondary education.


The Bev Hackbart Scholarship was established in 2004 in memory of a long-standing club member who was passionate about supporting women in education and careers. This endowed scholarship is awarded annually to assist in the education of a single parent enrolled at the University of Colorado. Funds will be earmarked for tuition, books, and other college-related expenses.


The Amelia Earhart Fellowship was 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 or aerospace-related engineering. The Fellowship of US$10,000 is awarded to 35 Fellows around the globe each year and since 2010 Zonta International has awarded 14 fellowships to woman enrolled at the University of Colorado Boulder.

The Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship was established in 1998 and is awarded annually to women pursuing undergraduate or master’s degrees in business management. The award may be used for tuition, books or living expenses at any university, college or institution offering accredited business courses and degrees.


The Young Women in Public Affairs Award (YWPA) was created to encourage young women’s participation in public affairs. The award recognizes a commitment to the volunteer sector, evidence of volunteer leadership achievements and a dedication to the advancement of the status of women. Each year we make an award to a local high school student.

The Golden Z Club Scholarship will be introduced in 2020. Its goal is to provide support to women who have demonstrated commitment to Zonta’s mission through participation in our Flatirons Golden Z Club and are completing their education. Scholarship can go towards GED, two-year or four-year college degree or a vocational school program, summer classes.