The Zonta Club of Laramie provides financial support to two local scholarships. Please stay tuned for announcements regarding scholarships or contact laramiezonta@nullgmail.com for more information.

The Woman of Promise Scholarship in the amount of $2000.00 ($1000.00 per semester) is available to a Laramie woman who may be continuing an education program in Laramie or returning to school following an extended interruption or may be working toward improvement in employability. This scholarship is funded by the club through its annual fundraising projects, and is available in the spring for the following year.

Please find the attached application for the Woman of Promise scholarship. If you should have any questions, please contact our club at laramiezonta@nullgmail.com.
Zonta Club of Laramie Deadline – May 31, 2014

The Zonta Club of Laramie/Lucille Tihen Scholarship is an endowed scholarship for a Laramie County Community College –Albany County Campus female student to assist with her education. The student will maintain a 2.5 GPA and shall be an Albany County resident and a full-time student (12 or more credit hours). This scholarship is awarded in the Spring.

In addition, the Zonta Club of Laramie supports the following Zonta International Scholarship Programs:

  • Amelia Earhart Fellowship
  • Jane M. Klausman
  • Young Woman in Public Affairs

Woman of Promise

ShaylynSheafferCongratulations to Shaylyn Sheaffer, this year’s Zonta Club of Laramie’s Woman of Promise! Shaylyn Sheaffer is a senior double majoring in Speech Pathology and Spanish. She will be applying to bilingual Speech Pathology graduate schools this fall. She is involved on campus through Delta Delta Delta, the a cappella Betty’s group, Spanish honors society, and National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA). She is so excited about her future career plans ahead and loves being active on campus. She will graduate in May and her future is fully of mystery, but endless excitement! She is so grateful for this scholarship and feels so thankful that there are organizations such as Zonta that support young women and their dreams!

Jane M. Klausman Scholarship

LoriLewisMeet our new Jane M. Klausman Scholarship winner for the year: Lori Lewis. Not only was Lori selected as our club’s winner, but also by our district. Lori has lived and worked in Laramie, Wyoming, for 15 years, having migrated here from Western Nebraska as a University of Wyoming freshman. For nearly nine years, she has been employed at the University of Wyoming, primarily in graduate education. Her additional work experience has been in human resources and banking.

Currently, she works part-time for the College of Business while enrolled as a full-time student. This summer, she completed an internship with the Legislative Service Office Program Evaluation Department in Cheyenne, Wyoming. This fall, she will have the opportunity to teach Accounting 1020, Principles of Accounting II.

She is married to James (Jamie) Lewis and has a daughter, Molly. When she is not studying, she spends her time with her family or enjoying her hobbies: cooking, quilting and reading.