The Elbert and Velma Starns Scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student at LBCC who has taken at least a one year break in their education but who has resumed studies. Preference given to older-than-average students with family obligations. See application for specific criteria.
Two scholarships, $1,500 each are being offered. Applicants must be committed to a career in a technology field. First consideration will be to a woman entering a field or profession where women are underrepresented. Must be currently enrolled female student at Linn-Benton Community College with one of the following majors: Career Technical Education; Civil Engineering Technology; Computer Aided Design & Drafting; Construction and Forestry Equipment Technology; Criminal Justice; Heavy Equipment/Diesel Technology; Machine Tool Technology; Mechatronics/Industrial Automation Technology; Network Systems Administration; Non-Destructive Test and Evaluation; Social Media Specialist; Visual Communication; Water, Environment and Technology; Web/Database Technology; or Welding and Fabrication Technology.
The Rusnak Scholarship and up to 10 Zonta Club STEM scholarships. These scholarships are earmarked for female students at OSU who have junior or senior standing entering 2024 Fall Term and are focused on a career in science, technology, engineering or math. LBCC students who are transferring to OSU in the fall of 2023 with junior or senior standing and meet other qualification criteria are eligible to apply.
A $1500 scholarships is being offered in memory of Kathleen F. and Edward H. Heath, both were educators and supporters of Zonta and its mission. This scholarship is awarded to a woman who is enrolled in LBCC, LBCC/OSU Dual Enrollment Program, or OSU who has taken at least a one year break in their education but who has resumed studies. Preference given to female older-than-average students with family obligations. See application for specific criteria.
The Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships are awarded to women undertaking business studies who have demonstrated outstanding potential in the field. Zonta International offers up to 32 scholarships of US$2,000 each at the district/region level and six international scholarships in the amount of US$8,000 each. Any woman undertaking a business program at an accredited university/college/ institute, including online students, in at least the second year of an undergraduate program through the final year of a Master’s program at the time the application is submitted to the local Zonta club, is eligible to apply. In addition to Zonta International's requirements, applicants must currently be residing in Oregon and enrolled for a minimum of 12 credits at OSU or LBCC.
The Grateful Nation Scholarship will be awarded to a female OSU undergraduate or graduate student (or a Degree Partnership undergraduate) who has served in one of the armed branches of the U.S. military since September 10, 2001
This scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student at LBCC or OSU who has taken at least a one year break in their education but who has resumed studies. Preference given to older-than-average students with family obligations. See application for specific criteria.
Each year, the Zonta Service Foundation of Corvallis funds a select number of grants in any amount not to exceed $2500. A short list of community organizations are invited to apply for these funds. To be eligible, an organization must be a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization or public institution and service must include Benton County residents. The grant must be used to empower women and girls.
In 2022, we revised our Community Grants process. Instead of asking organization to apply for limited grant funds, we identified a small number of organizations whose missions closely align with ours, and awarded grants to these organizations without an application process.
Zonta 2023 Grants Awards
Room at the Inn
Old Mill Center
Philomath Community Center
Girl Scouts of Benton County