Nursing Scholarship Awarded


For Immediate Release

Zonta International Zonta Club of Hilo

Awards Nursing Scholarship to Princess Monterey

Hilo, Hawaii June 27, 2012… Princess Monterey completed her first year as student at the Hawaii Community College ADN Program. Ms. Monterey was awarded $1000 as the 2012 Zonta Club of Hilo nursing scholarship recipient.

Applicants are asked to write a personal statement that reflects on the needs of a scholarship, academic interest, vocational plans, extracurricular activities and interest. Nursing professors at HCC indicated that “Ms. Monterey give 200% in all her effort on all assignments and is always trying to do better.” Beside being a single parent she finds time to volunteer for the Special Olympics.

The Zonta Club of Hilo provides three annual scholarships, nursing, math/science and the Jane M. Klausman Women in Business along with the Young Women In Public Affairs Award. Zontians participates in a variety of projects including support of robotic programs in our schools, Hale Ohana shelter, Weinberg Friends program and advocates on issues affecting women. This year the Hilo chapter is focusing on a Weinberg project at the Hope Services, Inc., to help women in need. The club is one of 1,200 clubs with 31,000 members worldwide in 67 countries and areas.

Membership is available to executives and professionals committed to advancing the status of women through service and advocacy. Information on Zonta International and the Zonta Club of Hilo can be found on or, or calling Ellen Aoki, membership chair, at 808-959-9098.

Zonta International, with world headquarters in Oak Brook, IL, USA, is a global organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy. The Young Women in Public Affairs Award is one of many programs for women and girls sponsored by Zonta International. The Award is funded by voluntary contributions to the Zonta International Foundation YWPA fund.

Applications for the 2013 Zonta Club of Hilo Nursing, Math/Science and Young Women in Public Affairs Award will be available from the Zonta Club of Hilo in September 2012. Applicants must be of age 16-19 and living or studying in a Zonta district/region at the time of application.