District 3 clubs provide a variety of scholarships. Some of the scholarships are part of the Zonta International Scholarship Program and include the Amelia Earhart Fellowship Program, the Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship, the Young Women in Public Affairs Awards Program. In the case of the Jane M. Klausman and Young Women in Public Affair Scholarships, District 3 selects from the winners of all clubs scholars, and awards a District scholarship. The winner of all District scholarships and then provided to Zonta International for an overall Zonta International scholarship. In addtion to the Zonta International scholarships, many District 3 clubs provide local scholarship awards to colleges at the junior college, college and graduate levels. Other clubs provide local scholarships to women trying to rejoin the workforce after raising families, or local scholarships in specific fields.
Advocacy is the expression of support for, or opposition to, a cause, argument or proposal. Advocacy actions may include influencing laws, legislation or attitudes. Advocacy is an issue based thrust, and our efforts are not linked to any political party. Zonta International advocates to promote the human rights of women at international, national and local levels. District 3 clubs carry out Advocacy programs developed by Zonta International and adapts them for use at a local, state and national level.
Zonta International encourages and recognizes the incredible service work undertaken by members of Zonta International to improve the lives of women and girls in communities across the globe. Many of these service projects focuse on different aspects of women’s health, edu-cation and eliminating violence against women in various regions of the world. The clubs of District 3 carry out a great variety of service projects to help women in their local communities. District 3 clubs also contribute to the Zonta International Service Progams which supports projects that seek to improve the legal, political, economic, educational, and/or health status of women in developing countries or countries in transition.