Zonta Club of Billings

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2019 Young Women in Public Affairs Award

This $1000 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, 2018   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. 

Download the Young Women in Public Affairs Scholarship Application here

ZONTA Centennial Anniversary Grant Opportunity!!!

In honor of 100 years of ZONTA.... Zonta Club of Billings would like to announce a special one-time grant opportunity! Grants of up to $5,000 each will recognize your charitable organization working to improve the lives of women and girls in your local community. Billings’ Zonta wants to partner with you on a project to take place in late 2019 or in 2020!

Zonta Club of Billings is seeking applications to support projects or programs that meet the following criteria:
- Have registered charity/non-profit status, i.e. 501(c)3 status in the United States to prove the organization is allowed to collect donations and receive grants
- Provide evidence that it complies with diversity standards
- Provide evidence that it complies with health and safety standards
- Propose a project that meets at least one of the objects of Zonta International – Legal, Political, Economic, Health, Education or Violence against women
- Propose a project that will be delivered in the Zonta club’s local community and will be implemented together with the members of the Zonta Club of Billings.
- Have a high reputation for its in the Zonta club’s area

We invite organizations to apply, submit your Centennial Grant Application To:
billingszonta@gmail.com or Zonta Club of Billings, PO Box 1064, Billings, MT 59103

Deadline: February 28, 2019.

If your organization is selected by the Zonta Club of Billings you will be notified and will work with ZONTA Club of Billings to prepare an online application for submission to Zonta International by March 31st

Download Grant Application Here

BIG NEWS! 2018 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. Congratulations Cassidy!

Community Grants and 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 zontarswgrant@gmail.com.  LOI's should include the following information:

1.  Name of the organization.
2.  Contact Information (contact person, address, phone, email, website)
3.  A brief description of the proposed program or project you are seeking funds to support. Please include how Zonta Club of Billings members can work as partners with your organization.
4.  Total amount of support you are seeking:  $250-$5,000.

Once LOI's are reviewed, selected organizations will receive a grant application to submit. Completed grant applications are due by July 15, 2017.  

Questions?  Email zontarswgrant@gmail.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

Billings Symphony

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



Book Scholarships for Rocky Mountain College and MSU-B students

We award two book scholarships of $1000 to women attending Rocky Mountain College and Montana State University-Billings.  Each institution selects the woman awarded the scholarship; contact those institutions for an application.


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.

Download the JMK Scholarship application here

For additional information on JMK please visit 

Questions? Contact us at billingszonta@gmail.com