Academic Awards

Zonta Club of Kenmore to present awards

The Zonta Club of Kenmore would like to announce their 2020

Academic Awards Winners:

Hanin Faisal & Alyssa Quinlan from Kenmore West High School

Gabrielle Vasi & Anna Bondinelli from Kenmore East High School

Claire Bressette & Gabrielle Cywinski from Mount St. Mary Academy

Alexandra Wilczek from Sacred Heart Academy

The Zonta Club

of Kenmore also announces the 2020 Women Returning To the

Workforce Award winners:

Laythanette Shine; Duaa Mustafa; Angie Felix

And Iliriana (Ana) Egrin.

Congratulations to all our winners!

The Zonta Club of Kenmore will present awards to candidates in the following categories:

Graduating female seniors who reside in the Village of Kenmore or Town of Tonawanda, attend an accredited high school, and plan to attend college in September. Applications are available at high school guidance offices or career centers or by accessing Zonta’s website at www.zontaclubofkenmore.org.

Young Women in Public Affairs Award, which will be presented to a young woman age 16-19 who will be graduating from an accredited high school, secondary school or pre-university during the current school year. She must be civic-minded and interested in a career with leadership positions in social policy making, government and volunteer organizations.

 There also is the Sandra Ciampa Award for a woman who plans to attend an accredited college, university or business school or job training center in September for education to enter or re-enter the workforce, job training or job advancement.

The deadline for applications is Feb. 23. All candidates must be residents of the Ken-Ton area. For more information, call Margaret McGee Smith, academic awards committee chairperson, at 716-877-5507.

Additionally, the Jane M. Klausman Woman in Business Award will be presented to a woman who will be in her third or fourth year of a business related degree program in September. This application is available Feb. 1.

All information and applications are also available on the Zonta website at www.zontaclubofkenmore.org.

* DEADLINE February 23, 2020 *

Zonta Academic Award Application 2020.  Please download and fill out this form:

Zonta Academic Award Application 2020

* DEADLINE February 23, 2020*

Young Women in Public Affairs Award Application 2019.  Please download and fill out this form:

Young Women in Public Affairs Application 2020

* DEADLINE February 23, 2020

Jane Klausman Award Application 2020.  Please download and fill out this form:

Klausman Award Application 2020

2020 Woman Returning to the Workforce Award

The Zonta Club of Kenmore is accepting applications for its 2020 Women Entering or Returning to the Workforce.  A minimum of $1000 will be awarded to a woman who will enter or re-enter the workforce.  The award is intended to help support expenses associated with professional and/or occupational development, including job training, job advancement or educational enrichment. All applicants must be enrolled in an accredited college, university, business school or job training center in September 2020.

The award evaluation criteria include the following:

  1. Must be a woman entering or returning to the workforce
  2. Pending acceptance at an accredited college, university, business school or job training center during September 2020
  3. Must demonstrate a need for financial assistance.
  4. Two letters of recommendation (other than relatives) must accompany this application.
  5. Must include with your application a personal letter describing your educational and/or career goals and how the Zonta Award would help you attain these goals.
  6. Must participate in a personal interview with the Zonta Academic Achievement Committee.
  7. Failure to complete the entire application and/or failure to meet any of the above criteria may disqualify the applicant.
  8. Application must be legible.

Send completed application packet by February 23, 2020 in order that we may review them and schedule personal interviews in a timely fashion. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

* DEADLINE February 23, 2020
Please download and fill out this form:

Zonta Women Returning to the Worforce Award Application 2020

Zonta Academic Award Application Information 2020

Mail applications to:

Zonta Club of Kenmore

PO Box 389

Buffalo, NY  14223

If there are any questions, please feel free to call Margaret McGee Smith 716-877-5507

Academic Awards Committee