Zonta providing Young Women In Science scholarships

Students who receive a Young Women In Science Scholarship study on schooner sailing ships like this one.

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Zonta Club of Iron Mountain-Kingsford area is providing eight scholarships to young women currently in ninth to 11th grades who have an interest in science and the ecology of the Great Lakes, plus a desire to be an active crew member aboard a large schooner sailing ship.

This Young Women in Science learning trip is three days and two nights. It is being conducted July 13 to 15, with the ship departs from Hessel, Mich. and debarking at St. Ignace, Mich.

Young women will become scientists and will conduct research projects related to the ecology of Lake Michigan.

Students also will record weather observations several times a day for the National Weather Service and have a hand-on learning experience on how to sail and navigate the big ship as a crew member.

For more information on the Inland Seas Education in Science program, go online to www.schoolship.org.

Or contact Raquel Boone at 906-779-1587 or amashak@hotmail.com.

All applications and materials must be received by the high school guidance office in time to meet the deadline of Monday, March 26.

Applications and other information on all the scholarships/awards should be available in the guidance office at Iron Mountain, Kingsford, North Dickinson, Norway, Forest Park, Niagara, Pembine and Florence high schools.