From left to right: Karissa Livingston, June McCall, Alyssa Ishii, Erin McCarthy, Tara Rivard, Morgan Casey

The Zonta Club of Concord awarded $14,000 in scholarships for 2023. All scholarship recipients were recognized and celebrated at our June meeting at The Common Man in Concord. Morgan Casey, from Bishop Brady High School and Alyssa Ishii, from Merrimack Valley High School both received the Young Women in Public Affairs Scholarship. This scholarship recognizes young women, ages 16-19, for their demonstration of leadership skills and commitment to public service and civic causes and encourages them to continue their participation in public and political life. Karissa Livingston and June McCall, both attending the University of New Hampshire received the Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship. This scholarship is for women enrolled in an undergraduate or master’s degree program in business management. Erin McCarthy, attending the University of New Hampshire, was awarded the Women in STEM Scholarship.  This scholarship is for women pursuing a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) degree program who demonstrate outstanding potential in the field. Tara Rivard, attending the NHTI-Concord’s Community College, was awarded the Zonta Memorial Scholarship.  This scholarship is awarded to women who are returning to college more than five years after graduating from high school. This award was especially poignant for our Club as Tara is in the Nursing Program at NHTI where one of our members and major benefactors of this award, Carolyn Andrews, had been a nursing professor, and she recently passed away.


New American Merit Award (NAMA) was established in 2012 and is given to a local New American high school senior who is recognized for her scholastic excellence and leadership qualities and shows how higher education will affect her role as a woman in society.  In 2019, Saeedah Khan was awarded funds to help with expenses while she attends Simmons University where she is enrolled in a three-year bachelor’s program in social work. Saeedah and her family immigrated to Concord from Pakistan.

Click here for the 2023  NAMA Award application.

Young Women in Public Affairs Award (YWPA)  established locally in 1990, recognizes young women,

This scholarship is given to a young woman in high school aged 16-19 years of age who has demonstrated commitment to volunteerism, service to others, and advocacy through their involvement in school, community, and other public affairs.

The Zonta Club of Concord’s scholarship award for 2024 is $2000 and can be used to offset the cost of tuition, fees and/or materials (books, supplies, equipment) required for courses at a secondary school, college or university. The recipient of the Club Award may then be eligible to have their application submitted to Zonta District 1. The District 1 scholarship evaluation committee will then determine if that application should be sent to Zonta International for consideration as a recipient for one of 37 international awards of $5000.

Click here for the 2024 YWPA Award application.

 Important information to be aware of:

          • The deadline for submission to the Zonta Club of Concord is January 31, 2024.
          • The award is paid as a scholarship. Be sure to check the appropriate box on the application. Zonta Club of Concord does not pay it as an award without restrictions.
          • Review the application instructions carefully and sign/date where indicated
          • When completing the personal goals section, or in a separate cover letter, state how the scholarship funds will be used.
  • References must sign and date the recommendation form AND their reference letter.
  • The application and further information can be found at: or by emailing Lorraine Bartlett with your questions at
  • Completed applications can be sent to: Zonta Club of Concord NH, PO Box 1736, Concord, NH 03302-1736 or emailed to

Zonta Memorial Scholarship for non-traditional female students returning to college after five-plus years. Since 2006, thanks to the generosity of Zonta members and our friends, family and co-workers, the club has been able to donate over $53,000 to women who had a financial need in order to continue their education at NHI, Concord’s Community College!

Click here for the 2023 Memorial Scholarship application.

The Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship (JMK) was established locally in 1998 and is for women enrolled in an undergraduate or master’s degree program in business management.

Due Date for 2023 is March 31st.

In 2021 the JMK Scholarship was given to Lisa Olsson,  a senior attending the University of New Hampshire’s Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics.  Lisa is expected to to be awarded her undergraduate degree in Business Administration, Information Systems and Business Analytics in May of 2022. Lisa was selected as the Zonta District One award recipient as well.

Click here for the 2023 Jane M. Klausman Application.

New! Women in STEM Scholarship Application

Women of any age, pursuing a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) degree program at an accredited university/college/institute, who demonstrate outstanding potential in the field and are living or studying in the greater Concord area.

Online students are also eligible to apply if enrolled at an accredited university/college/institute.

Students must be enrolled in at least the second year of an undergraduate program through the final year of a master’s program at the time the application is submitted to the local Zonta club. Applicants must be in school at the time the scholarship funds are disbursed and must not graduate before April 2024.

Deadline for applications is March 30, 2023 – Click here for the 2023 Women in STEM Scholarship

 Click here if you would like to donate now to help more deserving young women!