Scholarships and Awards

Rose Award

The Rose Award is a $1000 award to a single female parent head of household. The local recipient if submitted to Zonta International District 10 for consideration of the district award of $1000. Club deadline for submission locally is February 1.

Girl Scout Ambassador Award

This award in the amount of $500 is presented to an Ambassador Girl Scout who resides in Sebastian, Crawford, Franklin, Leflore, or Sequoyah Counties. Club deadline for submission is October 31.

STEM Scholarship

This scholarship is offered in the amount of $1000 to a female student attending any accredited college or university with a declared major or minor undergraduate or graduate degree in one of the STEM areas. The local recipient is submitted to Zonta International District 10 for consideration of a $1000 award. Club deadline is June 1.

YWPA (Young Women in Public Affairs Award)

The YWPA recognizes young women, ages 16-19, for demonstrating leadership skills and commitment to public service and civic causes, and encourages them to continue their participation in public and political life. Zonta Club of Fort Smith provides a $500 award. The local recipient is submitted to Zonta International District 10 for consideration of a $1000 award. If selected also at the district level, the recipient receives an additional $1500 from ZI. Ten international recipients are selected from the district receive awards of $5000. Club deadline March 1.

Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship

The Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship is awarded to a woman who presents outstanding potential in the field of business through her undertaking of her business studies. Students must be enrolled in at least the second year of an undergraduate program though the final year of a master’s program at the time the application is submitted. Applicants must be in school at the time the scholarship funds are disbursed and must not graduate before April 2023. Zonta Club of Fort Smith provides a $500 scholarship and submits the recipient to Zonta International District 10 for consideration of a $1000 scholarship. Zonta International offers international scholarship of $5000 to the district recipients. Club deadline is August 1. Local application should be submitted to Patti Conard at patti.conard@uafs.edu or conardpatti@hotmail.com.


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