Grants and Scholarships


Each year, Zonta Club of Olympia grants funds to non-profit organizations in our area whose programs improve women's legal rights, health, education, economic status, end violence against women, and/or enhance women's self-esteem.

Typical grants range from $500 to $3000; and selected organizations are eligible for two years funding.

We congratulate the following non-profit organizations who are grant recipients for 2017-2018 funding years:

Boys and Girls Clubs of Thurston County; Catholic Housing Services/Tumwater Apartments; Community Action Council/Monarch Children’s Justice and Advocacy Center; Family Education and Support Services; Family Support Center; GRuB; P.O.W.E.R.; SafePlace; Senior Services for South Sound; South Sound Parent to Parent; South Sound Reading Foundation; WSU Extension Thurston County/4-H Youth Development; YWCA Olympia.

We look forward to partnering with them throughout the coming two years!


Zonta Club of Olympia is dedicated to annually funding scholarship and award programs that support women (age 16 and above), who are committed to furthering their education in order to reach their career, business, or entrepreneurial goals and aspirations.

Our club has provided the Doris Drees Endowment Scholarship at South Puget Sound Community College for many years, helping to remove barriers to education for women who are often returning to college after a period of absence.

The Young Women in Public Affairs Award encourages high school students just entering college/university to pursue public policy making, government and volunteer organization positions. Application forms for this award are available in late Fall each year. Zonta Club of Olympia awards $1000 each spring to a deserving young woman, age 16 to 19.

The Woman in Business Scholarship is provided to women who are pursuing degrees in business related fields; and are in their second year of college/university to final year of a masters program. Application forms are available in January/February each year; and Olympia Zonta selects one student in June to receive $1000 for the upcoming fall schedule.

Contact to request further information.