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The B.J. Bourdon Zonta Scholarship

Mission: Zonta International is a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy.

Vision: 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.

The Zonta Club of Quaboag Valley is part of Area II (Western and Central MA), which is part of District 1 (CT, MA, RI, NH, VT, ME USA and Nova Scotia, CA), which is part of Zonta International (65 countries). Members are invited to other club meetings, intercity meetings, district conferences and seminars, retreats, workshops and the biannual International Conference.

Quaboag Valley is comprised of Western Massachusetts towns in Hampden, Hampshire and Worcester counties. Quaboag Valley towns include Belchertown, Brimfield, Brookfield, East Brookfield, Hardwick, Holland, Monson, New Braintree, North Brookfield, Palmer, Spencer, Wales, Ware, Warren, West Brookfield. In addition, the Zonta Club of Quaboag Valley has members from Chicopee, Hampden, Ludlow, Westfield and Wilbraham. Members of the Zonta Club of Quaboag Valley include health care professionals, business owners, accountants, real estate agents, postmasters, marketing specialists, human resources executives, horticulturists, systems analysts, volunteer workers, and homemakers.MAP OF QV

Membership in Zonta International is by club invitation to individuals working in a decision-making capacity at least 50% of a normal workweek or retired from such a position.


“I feel that my education will lead to a brighter future and I am continuing to push my way through college. The B.J. Bourdon Zonta Scholarship has helped provide a more comfortable way.” -Kristian Nelson