Scholarships

Young Women in Public Affairs $1,000 Scholarship Award

This $1,000 scholarship is for young women ages 16-19 studying and living/working in Berkshire County, who demonstrate superior leadership skills and a commitment to public service and civic causes. For a full list of the eligibility and application requirements, please refer to the application. The winner is eligible to win a $1,500 district scholarship, and/or international scholarship of $4,000.   Applications must be emailed to Christa Collier at ccollier@nbunitedway.org. Questions can be directed to her by email or by phone at (413) 663-9062. Applications must be received by March 15 each year.

Girls Inc. Scholarship Due March 24th

Girls Inc. Scholarship

We underwrite a $1,000 annual scholarship to Girls Inc. of the Berkshires for a senior girl attending high school in Berkshire County and entering a two or four year college in the fall.  Applications are available in high school guidance offices; Gladys Allen Brigham Community Center, 165 East St., Pittsfield.  Applications must be postmarked by March 24th each year.

Berkshire Grad. Continuing Student Scholarship $1,000

Zonta Club of Berkshire County will award a $1,000 scholarship to a woman who has graduated from a Berkshire County High School and who is presently enrolled as a freshman,sophomore or junior in a four-year college or university. In order to be considered for the scholarship, the following application including a 250 word essay stating the intended college major and goals upon graduation. Personal contact information including the name of the high school in Berkshire County from which they graduated and an official college transcript is also required. The deadline is April 15th each year.

Jane M. Klausman Business Scholarship $1,000

The $1,000 Berkshire Jane M. Klausman (JMK) Women in Business Scholarship program helps women pursue undergraduate and master’s degrees in business management and overcome gender barriers from the classroom to the boardroom.

Submission is made by completing the Zonta International application form and submitting it to zontaberkshire@gmail.com before April 30th each year.  Winner will be eligible to win a District scholarship of $1,000 and/or International Sponsorship of $7,000.

Amelia Earhart Fellowship $10,000

The goal of the Amelia Earhart (AE) Fellowship, established in 1938 in honor of the legendary pilot and Zontian, is to assist the future of women in the fields of aerospace-related sciences or aerospace-related engineering.

Each year, 35 talented women, pursuing Ph.D./doctoral degrees in aerospace-related sciences or aerospace-related engineering around the globe, are chosen to receive the US$10,000 Fellowship.To download the 2018 AE Fellowship application, click here, due November 15th each year.