Zonta Club of Dallas


Donations to the Zonta Club of Dallas Charitable Trust will support organizations helping women and girls improve themselves, their lives, their families and communities. One way in which we help is by providing scholarships for local women: Young Women in Public Affairs Scholarship, Women in Business Scholarship.

Young Women in Public Affairs:
The Young Women in Public Affairs Award honors young women of age 16 to 19, who demonstrate a commitment to leadership in public policy, government and volunteer organizations. Criteria for the award are as follows:
Active commitment to volunteerism.
Experience in local government, student government, or workplace leadership (paid or unpaid).
Volunteer leadership achievements.
Knowledge of Zonta International and its programs.
Advocating in Zonta International’s mission of advancing the status of women worldwide

The deadline for application is March 1st of each year. The program operates at the Zonta club, district/region and international levels. Zonta Club of Dallas provides a $1,000 award for the club recipient, and district/region and international awards are funded by the Zonta International Foundation. District recipients receive US$1,000, and ten international recipients are selected from the district/region recipients to receive awards of US$4,000 each.

Ruth Maddox Young Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)
The Ruth Maddox Young Women in STEM Award honors young women ages 16 to 19, who have interest in STEM disciplines and advancing women with these skills. The award is named for long-time Zonta Club of Dallas member Ruth Maddox who was the third woman to receive an electrical engineering degree from SMU in 1948. Her career with Dallas Power & Light Company (now TXU) extended for 38 years designing lighting systems for commercial and industrial buildings. An applicant for this award should show examples of combining her interests in STEM with community volunteerism, leadership achievements, and advocating for the advancement of women by using STEM skills. The deadline for this award is around April 15th of each year. The award is for $1,500. It is unique to Zonta Club of Dallas.

Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship
The Jane M. Klausman 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. Women of any age, pursuing a business or business-related program, who demonstrate outstanding potential are invited to apply for this scholarship. The program operates at the Zonta club, district/region and international levels. Zonta Club of Dallas provides a $1,000 award. Zonta International awards scholarships of US$1,000 each at the district/region level and 12 international scholarships in the amount of US$7,000 each. The Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships are awarded annually and may be used for tuition, books or living expenses at any university, college or institution offering accredited business courses and degrees. The deadline for this scholarship is May 1st of each year.

Rose Scholarship
The Rose Scholarship is awarded to a non-traditional student: female head of household and primary wage earner of the family. Applicants should be individuals pursuing post-high school training or certification programs not necessarily requiring a baccalaureate degree. The recipient must use the scholarship to attend an educational institution that is accredited and normally maintains a regular faculty and curriculum and normally has a regularly enrolled body of students in attendance at the place where its educational activities are regularly carried on. This scholarship can fund a certification program such as law enforcement or fire training education at a technical/trade school or a community college. The deadline for this scholarship is March 1st of each year.

If you know of someone who would like to be considered for one of these scholarships, please contact us!