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Zonta Club enhances scholarship program

LIHU‘E — The Zonta Club of Kaua‘i, an international service organization of executives in business and professions, announced it has enhanced its scholarship program for high school women, and a Kaua‘i Community College scholarship for women who are reentering the workforce.

High school academic scholarships will be awarded to qualified graduating women in the amount of $1,000, or more, to qualifying candidates that are accepted by the Zonta Scholarship Committee.

Qualifications for applicants include being a high school graduate on Kaua‘i, and seeking to further their education.

The William and Marge Akana Scholarship will be awarded for $1,000 to an applicant pursuing a degree as a teacher in Elementary Education area, and hopefully, return to Kaua‘i.

Women returning to the workforce enrolled at the Kaua‘i Community College and continuing their education will be considered to receive a $1,000 scholarship by the Zonta Club of Kaua‘i Scholarship Committee.

Application forms are available online at Deadline for the applications to be received for consideration is May 19.

Completed application forms can be mailed to The Zonta Club of Kaua‘i Foundation, Attention: Scholarships, P.O. Box 3032, Lihu‘e, Hawai‘i 96766.

In 2022, the Zonta Club of Kaua‘i awarded $12,000 to five scholarship awardees. In 2021, the Zonta Club of Kaua‘i presented three students a total of $9,000 in scholarships.

Anyone interested in donating to the Zonta Scholarship Fund, or for more information, and the scholarship application form can visit


Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at 808-245-0453 or
Source: The Garden Island

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