above: Scholarship winner Amy Dixon and Janet Rivera Sharon of Zonta Club of Billings
below: the first recipient of the Centennial Grant 5k Award received her gift of household items for her new home in transitional housing. This project was made possible thru a Centennial grant to the YWCA Gateway Vista program benefiting women survivors of domestic violence.
Chosen as a grant recipient for its shared commitment to advance the status of women in our community, the YWCA will use the grant, which will be distributed over a three year period, to continue to provide their very successful Job Club which enables clients to gain expertise by hearing presentations on valuable career strategies and is an opportunity to talk and learn from others who are also job searching. This program will provide support for 330 women for the next three years.
In addition to providing $5,000 a year for three years, members of Zonta Club of Billings worked with the YWCA’s Job Club by developing and facilitating workshops with topics such as networking, job search strategies, job retention, interviewing, and developing communication skills.
Women in Technology Award
Congratulations to our 2019 Women in Technology Scholarship winner Amy Dixon! Award. She received $1,000 from Zonta Club of Billings at the club’s business meeting on August 7. Her application was then forwarded to the Zonta District 12 competition, where she won the District award of an additional $2,000. Ms. Dixon understands “that opportunities in today's economy demand strong technical expertise, and Montana ranks among the worst states for technology education, with only 40% of state high schools offering CS courses.” She hopes “to change Montana's poor computer education infrastructure by empowering low-income and rural students with coding skills that will improve their chances at achieving professional opportunities.”
Congratulations to our 2019 Women in Business Scholarship winner
Kaitlin Angel! Kaitlin is the recipient of a $1500 Zonta Club of Billings Scholarship.
Congratulations to our 2019 Young Woman in Public Affairs Scholarship winner Allison Johnson. Allison is a senior at Billings West, and you'll recognize her as one of the West High Amnesty International volunteers that assisted with Trivia Night. Way to go Allison!
Young Women in Public Affairs Award
award honors young women 16-19 who demonstrate a commitment to
leadership in public policy, government and volunteer organizations. Applications locally are due by March 1st, each year. The local winner is advanced to District 12 for possible selection as
the District winner, an additional $1,000 award. From the District
winners, ten international winners receive an additional $4,000.
Pictured above- past winner Annalese Warner with children she worked with in Africa.
ZONTA Centennial Anniversary Grant Opportunity!!!
In honor of 100 years of ZONTA.... Zonta International is awarding a special one-time grant opportunity! Grants of up to $5,000 each will recognize a charitable organization working to improve the lives of women and girls in our local community. Billings’ Zonta wants to partner with you on a project. Applications for this grant are closed. Thank you!
2018 Zonta Club of Billings
JMK Women in Business Scholarship Winner goes on to win Zonta District 12 and Zonta International!
Cassidy Shaver is 1 of 6 women to win internationally. She has received over $11,000 in tuition scholarships.
Zonta Club of Billings is pleased to announce a grant program for local nonprofit organizations that benefit women in our community.
Zonta Club of Billings is committed to award up to $5,000 to support a program or project that aligns with the Zonta Club of Billings criteria. The supported program must:
Advance women in one of the following areas: Educational, Legal, Political, Economical/Financial, Health/Safety and Occupational/Vocational/Professional or prevents and fights violence against women and girls.
How to apply:
Interested applicants should submit a ONE PAGE Letter of Interest (LOI) by June 1, 2017. LOI's should be mailed to Zonta Club of Billings, Attn: Precious McKenzie, PO Box 1064, Billings, MT 59103, or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. LOI's should include the following information:
Questions? Email email@example.com
Previous Grant Winners
MSUB Women's and Gender Studies
Billing's Symphony Orchestra & Chorale- Guitar Grants for Women's Prison Lessons
Friendship House of Christian Service
Passages- Alternative's Inc
Angela's Piazza: Drop-in Center for Women
Audubon Conservation Education Center
Center for Children and Families
Dress for Success
Family Tree Center
Montana Rescue Mission
Montana Womens Prison
Montana Women Vote
Yellowstone AIDS Project
Young Families Early Head Start
Jane M. Klausman
Women in Business Scholarship
This annual scholarship is awarded to women pursuing an undergraduate or master’s degree in business management. An applicant must be in at least the second year of undergraduate studies to qualify for the award. The Zonta Club of Billings award is $1,000. The winner advances to the District level. The District winner is awarded $1,000 and advances to International consideration. There are twelve winners at the International level that receive $7,000 each.
Local club deadline is June 1st.
For additional information on JMK please visit https://www.zonta.org/Global-Impact/Education/Women-in-Business-Scholarship