There are lots of women out there either whose education got interrupted or who had to give up on their academic dreams due to some reasons that can be anything from financial issues to lack of support. Even in today’s time, women have to compromise with their dreams and aspirations at some point. We are aware of how much important education is to women. If we want our society and nation to grow, then we have to ensure that both men and women are equally educated and getting fair opportunities in their careers. For those women who had to put a stop to their learning journey but are now willing to resume it, Zonta Club of St. Louis has established an excellent financial aid program called “Women’s Another Chance Scholarship”. This scheme is specially designed for single mothers over the age of 24 who are committed to the pursuit of post-high school education and/or training.
With the assistance of this program, applicants can get financial support to cover some educational expenses such as tuition, books, lab fees, and other classroom supplies. This program not only consists of financial support for students but also provides needed encouragement and support to them. Besides this, applicants will be provided with a volunteer mentor from the local Zonta Club during this program. This mentor will develop a supportive relationship with students and provide encouragement and advice while making sure each student is meeting the requirements associated with the scholarship. Mentors help students utilize the resources available from other Zonta Club members and the larger community. Overall, this is an amazing program from where you can get more than just money. So send your application to get better consideration soon!
Zonta Club of St. Louis was started in 1925 as a service organization that contains volunteer professionals. This organization has been devoted to advancing the status of women through service, advocacy, scholarships, and mentoring. It has been a member of Zonta International which has over 28,000 members in nearly 1,200 clubs in 61 countries around the world. This organization has also been empowering women around the world through advocacy and service since 1919.
Following is the brief description of the following scholarship:
|Organization||Zonta Club of St. Louis|
|Education Level||Post-high school program|
|Number of Awards||N/A|
Who is Eligible?
If you match the following eligibility criteria, then you will be eligible to apply:
- Must be 24 years of age or older
- Must be a female single parent and head of household
- Applicants must live in the Missouri counties of Franklin, Jefferson, St. Charles, St. Louis, or the City of St. Louis and the Illinois counties of Madison, Monroe, or St. Clair. Students must attend a school within a 50-mile radius of the city limits of St. Louis
- Must demonstrate financial inability to attain further education/training without the Scholarship
- Must be a legally single parent of at least one child and must be the parent who has the sole responsibility for rearing the child or children
- Must have a high school diploma or GED
- Must already be enrolled in an accredited, nonprofit post-high school program with a minimum GPA of 2.5
- Graduate students are not eligible for this scholarship.
How to Apply?
Interested candidates can send their applications for this program through the online portal of Zonta Club of St. Louis. Candidates, who will be selected as the finalist of this program, will have to participate in an in-person interview.
This scholarship will provide financial support to all eligible candidates to help them cover their education costs. The award money should specifically be utilized to cover the following expenses: tuition, books, lab fees, and other classroom supplies. Students who will be selected as winners of this program will start getting funds from June.
Applications are currently open. If you are an aspired woman who is committed to her educational dreams, then send your candidature to win this program.