Around the world there are an estimated 93 million children not in school, 48.4 million are girls. Zonta International has increased access to educational opportunities and vocational skills training for girls and young women in Africa, Asia and South America. Zonta Foothills Club is working hard to make a difference here in Boulder.
Meet Amber Heartz, the first-ever recipient of The Zonta EducateZ Scholarship, an endowed scholarship managed for Zonta Foothills Foundation by The Community Foundation of Boulder County.
Amber is a hard-working single mom who is a very strong motivated person. With our support she will be attending Compass Nursing Arts in Lafayette, Colorado. We have awarded her an $1100 scholarship along with a laptop computer to support her studies. Amber is a proud mom or an adorable one year-old son and her goal is to go on to become a medical assistant. She explains that by “having a good job I can provide for my family, buy a home, have a good car… I’m very outgoing, a hard worker, and a strong person. My son is my world and my main reason to achieve and work on my education and goals in life.”
Congratulations Amber and Good luck at Compass!
How does the Zonta EducateZ Scholarship Work?
Its goal is to make returning to or staying in school a reality and we are committed to helping women who face significant financial barriers to higher education. The Zonta EducateZ Scholarship is awarded to a woman who:
To qualify for this scholarship award the applicant must:
The funds will not exceed $1000 per semester but smaller awards are possible. The amount awarded each recipient is determined by the selection committee according to established criteria.