Zonta Scholarship Winners 2011-2012

Hilo, Hawaii—Zonta Club of Hilo awarded three scholarship winners for the 2011-2012 academic year to three well deserving women in the Hilo community.

The $1000 Nursing Scholarship winner is Princess Monterey a 2nd semester nursing student at Hawaii Community College. One of her HCC instructors praised her as an exceptionally bright student who has strong work ethic, and has a gentle, compassionate way of working with people who under stress from health care issues.

Our Young Women in Public Affairs winner of the $500 award is Megan Cabison, a recent graduate of Hilo High School. Megan has displayed extensive, responsible and creative leadership abilities through the DECA program and Key Club. Megan averaged more than 400 hours of community service during her 4 years of high school. She served as this year State DECA President, through this program she learned about networking, presentation and communication skills. She has been a National Honor Society member for three years, and was the student representative on the EnVison Downtown Hilo, a restoration project.

Our Jane M Klausman Women in Business Scholarship winner Siniva Pota is awarded $1000, she is a third year student at University of Hawaii at Hilo, College of Business & Economics. She is seeking a degree in Accounting and Business from UHH upon graduation in May 2014. Siniva is a member of the UHH Accounting Club and National Business Fraternity, Delta Sigma Pi where she is an active participant in community service projects. Siniva states that, “success is living life to the fullest, which involves continuously building my understanding as well as utilizing and putting into practice both skill and experience.”

Our Math & Science Scholarship winner Madison Karr is awarded $1000, she is a second year student in the University of Hawaii at Hilo School of Pharmacy. Madison states, “My true passion involves reaching out to people living with HIV/AIDS. I want to open my own independent pharmacy, which caters to these patients to help them both physically and spiritually. I plan to do this by becoming an expert in this disease and by combining western medicine with homeopathic and naturalistic remedies from around the world.”

We are so pleased and honored to help further the education of these exceptional women and we look forward to their future accomplishments,” said Barbara Hastings, President of the Zonta Club of Hilo. “Each of these women exemplifies the heart of Zonta, women advancing, striving for higher goals.”