Women's Another Chance Scholarship

The Women’s Another Chance Scholarship Program (WAC) provides scholarships to single mothers over the age of 24 who are committed to the pursuit of post-high school education and/or training. The scholarship provides financial aid for tuition, books, lab fees and other classroom supplies.

As important as the financial assistance is to each student, additional encouragement and support is provided by a mentor. Each scholarship recipient is assigned a volunteer mentor from the local Zonta Club. Mentors develop a supportive relationship with their students. They provide encouragement and advice while making sure each student is meeting the requirements associated with the scholarship. Mentors help students utilize the resources available from other Zonta Club members and the larger community.

If students have a special request or need, the mentors can bring the issue to the attention of the WAC Committee which, in turn, brings it to the attention of the Board for action. The program strives to be responsive to the changing and evolving needs of the WAC students.

The Women’s Another Chance Scholarship is provided by the Zonta Club of St. Louis. It is the major service project of the Club, which is an international service organization of executives in business and the professions, committed to improving the status of women.


  • Must be 24 years of age or older
  • Must be a female single parent and head of household
  • Applicants must live in the Missouri counties of Franklin, Jefferson, St. Charles, St. Louis or the City of St. Louis and the Illinois counties of Madison, Monroe or St. Clair. Students must attend a school within a 50 mile radius of the city limits of St. Louis.
  • Must demonstrate financial inability to attain further education/training without the Scholarship.
  • Must be a legally single parent of at least one child; and must be the parent who has the sole responsibility for rearing the child or children.
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED.
  • Must already be enrolled in an accredited, nonprofit post-high school program with a minimum GPA of 2.5.
  • Graduate students are not eligible for this scholarship.

Finalists for this scholarship will be required to participate in an in-person interview. Students who are awarded scholarships will begin receiving funding in June.

Zonta Club of St. Louis
Up to $4,000 per year for 2 years
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please click here to download the WAC Scholarship Program student policies and requirements. Type your name in the box below to indicate that you have read the policies and requirements and agree to abide by the rules.
  2. If you have lived at your current address for less than 5 years, please provide your previous address.
  3. What is your age as of April 1, 2019?
  4. Work experience
    • 1. Company/employer
    • 2. Address
    • 3. City, State and Zip Code
    • 4. Phone number
    • 5. Job title
    • 6. Dates of employment
  5. Emergency contacts
    • 1. Name
    • 2. Phone number
    • 3. Relationship to you
  6. Show 16 more