Scholarships & Grants2019-08-13T20:07:44+00:00

Scholarships and Grants

As part of our mission to empower women and improve their circumstances at all stages of life, we provide scholarships to high school students entering college, college students furthering their education, and women returning to school to improve employment opportunities.

We make grants to local organizations that serve and empower women as well as improving their daily lives throughout life.


2019 Scholarship Recipients

2019 Scholarship

$3,000 Scholarships were presented. L to R: Trish Leonard, President; Shannon Fitch, V.P., recipients Haley Driggers and Peyton Ellinger, Denese Mattrey, Scholarship Chair. Not pictured: Olivia Harper, $3,000 and Richlyn Radcliff, $1,000 scholarships.

2018 Scholarship Recipients

$1,000 Scholarships were presented. Left to right, Denese Mattrey-Scholarship Chair; Champayne Richardson, Jessica Raynor, Marissa Ward, Lisa Gordee – Recipients, Melissa Keel-Scholarship co-chair, Nancy Dalaskey – President

2017 Grant Recipients

Partners for Breast Cancer

Our Mother’s Home

Previous Grant Recipients

Since 2008, the following organizations have received grants ranging from $1,200 to $5,500:

  • ACT – Abuse Counseling and Treatment
  • Amigos en Cristo, Inc. dba Amigos Center
  • Florida Gulf Coast Foundation
  • Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Inc.
  • Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida
  • Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships, Inc.
  • Interfaith Caregivers of South lee, Inc.
  • LIGHT of SW Florida
  • Lymphedema Resources, Inc.
  • Our Mothers Home
  • Partners for Breast Cancer

Previous Scholarship Recipients

Since 2008, the following students have received scholarships toward their college education:

  • Dayana Balsalobre
  • Melanie Dehon
  • Miriam Diaz
  • Angela Guerra
  • Gabriella Hernandez
  • Nadine Joseph
  • Maria Paula Medina
  • Cindi Rivas
  • Amy Snyder
  • Megan Timpone
  • Pamela Zack
  • Champayne Richardson
  • Jessica Raynor
  • Marissa Ward
  • Lisa Gordee

“Your scholarship money was extremely helpful! I know you feel like it wasn’t much, but every bit makes a difference! Zonta is helping shape the medical professionals of the future! Thanks for everything.”
-Megan Timpone, PA-S
Emory University School of Medicine
Masters of Medical Science
Physician Assistant Program Class of 2016
Recipient of a $3,000 scholarship from Zonta Club of Bonita Springs – Estero