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Zonta International is a leading global organization of individuals working together to build a better world for women and girls.


Zonta International envisions a world in which women’s rights are recognized as human rights and every woman is able to achieve her full potential.

In such a world, women have access to all resources and are represented in decision making positions on an equal basis with men.

In such a world, no woman lives in fear of violence.

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$15,200 in Scholarships & Awards

“The Zonta Club of HIlo is thrilled to award over $15,000 in scholarships to 15 women in 2023,” said Nina Buchanan, Zonta Club of Hilo Scholarship Chair.  The top winners in public affairs, business, and STEM categories have been advanced to compete for additional scholarships and awards at the district and International levels of Zonta.

Young Women in Public Affairs Award

  • Claire Kildahl ($1,200)
  • Kaylee Yamada ($1,000)

Women’s Nursing Degree Scholarship – UHH

  • Sienna A.K. De Sa ($1,000)
  • Nina Nabor ($1,000)
  • Yurise Yamaguchi ($1,000)

Women’s Nursing Degree Scholarship – HCC

  • Carolyn Mathieson ($1,000)
  • Aubrey Song ($1,000)
  • Tyanna Arannaydo ($250)
  • Kayla Gray ($250)
  • Amanda Kroessig ($250)
  • Alana Paiva ($250).

Barbra An Pleadwell Scholarship

  • Tyler Dela Cruz ($2,500)
  • Pohakalaokeaolani Van Veen ($2,500)

Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship

  • Zariah Rivera ($1,000)

Women in STEM Scholarship

  • Sofia Ferreia Coleman ($1,000)
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