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Zonta Club of Porterville Offers Three $1,000 Scholarship Awards

Immediate Release Monday February 26th 2024

Zonta Club of Porterville Offers Three $1,000 Scholarship Awards

Applications for the 2024 Zonta scholarship awards are now available from the Zonta Club of Porterville.  Young women graduating from Porterville Unified and Burton School Districts are encouraged to apply.


The 2024 Young Women in Public Affairs Award ($1,000) recognizes 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 community and the problems limiting the empowerment of women in their own country and worldwide.  The successful applicant will also be eligible for additional awards from Zonta’s District and International avenues.


The 2024 Community Service Award ($1,000) recognizes one who contributes to her community through volunteer activities.  The Community Service Award was originally established to honor past Zonta member Mona Gauger.


The 2024 Marcia Brown Memorial Scholarship ($1,000) honors the memory of Marcia by offering this scholarship to a deserving graduating high school senior planning to continue her education while majoring in the healthcare field.


Each award will be given in its entirety at the respective school’s awards ceremony.


Applications are available from each high school’s scholarship coordinator or from Norma D. Verduzco at, (559) 737-4755.  Complete applications and supporting documents must be received by Friday, March 15, 2024.


Zonta also funds a $1,000 award to Porterville College recognizing a Re-Entry student.  Additionally, women of any age pursuing a business program are eligible for the Jane M Klausman Women in Business Scholarship.  Information and the application are available on the Zonta International website.


Media inquiries can be directed to Sherryl Lohse, Zonta Club of Porterville, Scholarship Committee at (559) 783-3135.

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