ZONTA Scholarship 2020-2021

Women in Workforce Development

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The Zonta Club of Greeley recognizes that not all women can/want to pursue postsecondary education leading to a BA/BS degree. For some, conditions may dictate a more practical approach: pursuit of a brief program leading to a certificate or license and immediate employment.


The purpose of the Scholarship is to provide socio-economically disadvantaged women access to living-wage careers through intensive, non-traditional postsecondary workforce training that leads to immediate employment.


A woman may apply for the Women in Workforce Development scholarship if she:

  • is a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States;
  • has a high school diploma or GED;
  • plans to enroll in a certificate or licensure program and will commit to full-time enrollment for the duration of the program;
  • would qualify as socio-economically disadvantaged under DoEd guidelines; and
  • has had at least 36 consecutive months as a non-student in her adult life.

Terms & Conditions

The Zonta Club of Greeley will award one, non-renewable scholarship per year in the range of $1000-$2000 depending on program cost. The program may be credit/non-credit and should require no more than one semester.

Applications will be accepted April 1-June 30 for a fall enrollment. If no suitable applicant is identified, a second round of applications will be solicited September 1-November 30 for the following spring enrollment

Eligibility Programs

  • Nurse Aide Certificate (1 semester),
  • Emergency Medical Technician - Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) Certificate (1 semester).
  • Emergency Medical Technician Certificate (1 semester)
  • Firefighter I Certificate (1 semester)
  • Commercial Driver’s License (4 weeks)

Other programs may be considered if student’s experience would qualify her for admission to a more advanced level in another field or if it is a certificate or apprenticeship, as part of an established trade school, professional or union industry training program, opening a defined, immediate pathway toward a livable-wage job.