$2500 Women with a Vision Scholarships Available

Applications for the Zonta Club of Janesville Women with a Vision Scholarship for 2021-2022 are available now. The scholarship will be awarded to a woman who is a single mother, residing in Rock County, who is pursuing completion of a degree at Blackhawk Technical College or the University of Wisconsin Whitewater at Rock County that will empower her to attain employment that provides a family-sustaining income. The applicant must have earned at least 12 college credits and must be able to maintain a GPA of at least 2.75. She must be currently enrolled in one of the colleges and be able to complete at least 6 college credits each semester.

The scholarship award is for $2500 ($1250 per semester) and may be used for tuition, books, fees and equipment required for course work.

Request an application form at janesville_scholarship@zontadistrcit6.org.
Applications must be submitted by May 15, 2021.

Zonta Club of Janesville Young Women in Public Affairs Award Applications Available

Applications for the 2021 Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Award are now available from the Zonta Club of Janesville by email:  janesville_scholarship@zontadistrict6.org

The goal of the Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Award Program is to encourage more young women to participate in public affairs by recognizing a young woman’s commitment to the volunteer sector, evidence of volunteer leadership achievements and a dedication to the empowerment of women.

Applicants are asked to reflect on their voluntary commitment to their school and to their community and the problems limiting the empowerment of women in their own country and worldwide. The Zonta International Young Women in Public Affairs Award Program looks to the young women of today for the leaders of tomorrow.

Applications are due to the Zonta Club of Janesville by email to: janesville_scholarship@zontadistrict6.org by March 25, 2021. Applicants who will be 16-19 years of age on April 1, 2021, studying at a secondary school, college or university in a Zonta district/region, or who are studying elsewhere but are citizens of a Zonta country at the time of application, are eligible to apply. The application process must start with a Zonta club and applicants must contact the Zonta club for deadline information.

The Zonta Club of Janesville makes an award of $300 to an outstanding young woman in our area and forwards her application for consideration for additional awards at the District and International levels. Local awards come from funds raised by the club through it fall nut sale and other projects.

The Zonta Club of Janesville is part of Zonta International (www.zonta.org), a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy. The YWPA Award is one of many programs for women and girls sponsored by Zonta International. The Award is funded by voluntary contributions to the Zonta International Foundation Young Women in Public Affairs Award Fund.

UW-Whitewater Student Named International Recipient of Zonta International Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship

Tara Liegel, a UW-Whitewater student from Loganville, WI has been selected to one of six International Recipients of the 2020 Zonta International Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship. The Zonta Club of Janesville had selected Liegel for its local award earlier in the year, and forwarded her application for consideration for additional scholarships offered by Zonta International.

Liegel received the scholarship because of her outstanding academic record at UW-Whitewater in the fields of Accounting and Finance. She has been president of the Epsilon Rho Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi honors society at UW-Whitewater and has demonstrated outstanding leadership, and service to the community as she has pursued her studies leading to a career in public accounting.

The other International Recipients of the scholarship are from the US, Canada, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Italy.

The Zonta International Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships, first awarded in 1998, are open to women enrolled in at least the second year of an undergraduate program through the final year of a Master’s program in business, leading to a business management career. The program is designed to encourage women to enter careers and to seek leadership positions in business-related fields in their communities and throughout the world. The Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships look to the women of today to be the leaders of tomorrow

The Zonta Club of Janesville is a club of Zonta International, and has been serving the community since 1960 through activities directed toward combating violence against women, and projects such as the Women With a Vision program that has developed partnerships with other agencies and foundations to provide scholarships and additional support to single mothers who are pursuing a post-secondary education that will empower them to enter careers that provide family sustaining wages. For the past 25 years, the Zonta Club of Janesville has hosted the Annual International Women’s Day Luncheon during the month of March on or near International Women’s Day.

Zonta International is a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy.  The Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship Program is one of many programs for women and girls sponsored by Zonta International. The Scholarships are funded by voluntary contributions to the Zonta International Foundation.                                                                                                                                 

“Women with a Vision” Scholarship for Spring 2021 Applications Available

  Applications for the Zonta Club of Janesville Women with a Vision Scholarship for Spring 2021 are available now. The scholarship will be awarded to a woman who is a single mother, residing in Rock County, who is pursuing completion of a degree at Blackhawk Technical College or the University of Wisconsin Whitewater at Rock County that will empower her to attain employment that provides a family-sustaining income. The applicant must have earned at least 12 college credits and must be able to maintain a GPA of at least 2.75. She must be currently enrolled in one of the colleges and be able to complete at least 6 college credits each semester.

The scholarship award may be used for tuition, books, fees and equipment required for course work. The value of the scholarship is $1250 per semester

Request an application form at janesville_scholarship@zontadistrcit6.org.

Applications must be submitted by December 20, 2020. Award will be announced on or before January 1, 2021.

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign that takes place each year. It commences on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, indicating that violence against women is the most pervasive breach of human rights worldwide. It was originated by activists at the inaugural Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991 and continues to be coordinated each year by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership. It is used as an organizing strategy by individuals, institutions and organizations around the world to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls (VAWG).

Ways to Take Action!

  • Donate to your local or national shelter or hotline service
  • Make a personal commitment to not condone or accept violence, and to speak up
  • Have conversations with family and friends about the negative impact of VAWG on individuals and communities
  • Educate yourself about the causes and consequences of VAWG
  • Invest in technical solutions to aid government and civil society response for survivors such as online and text support
  • Invest in creating safer spaces on- and offline for women and girls
  • Donate to local women’s organizations