Bev Hackbart Scholarship

Tetyana Tanyuk-Bex Hackbart winnerThe University of Colorado Foundation has awarded our 2016 Bev Hackbart Scholarship to Tetyana Tanyuk. Tetyana is a single mother studying at CU to become a speech pathologist. Her goal is to work in a school district to help young children. She has one son.





Bev Hackbart

Bev Hackbart

The Bev Hackbart Scholarship was established in 2004 in memory of a long-standing and hard working member who was passionate about supporting women towards education and careers. It’s   mission is to “provide resources and to … empower women and improve their status.,” This endowed $1000 scholarship awarded annually to assist in the education of a single parent enrolled at the University of Colorado. Funds will be earmarked for tuition, books, and other college-related expenses. Applications for the Bev Hackbart Scholarship are managed by the University of Colorado Foundation.


Other Bev Hackbart Scholarship Winners;

bev hackbart winner 2015 Ambrosia Berg

Ambrosia Berg (c) is congratulaated by club members Marta lIndrose and Colleen Farrell

Ambrosia Berg was our 2015-16 scholarship ship recipient.  Ambrosia is pursuing a degree in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences and a certificate in LGBT Studies.  She plans to work in early childhood education. She explains “this scholarship played a key role in achieving my educational dreams.” She told us that while studying at CU “it means that I can spend more time on my studies and less time worry about my finances.”




Chris Rhoda, Foothills Club President with  Bev Hackbart Scholarship recipient Vanessa Barbarisi

Chris Rhoda, Foothills Club President with Bev Hackbart Scholarship recipient Vanessa Barbarisi

Our first-ever winner of the Bev Hackbart Scholarship was Vanessa Barbarisi. Awarded the scholarship in 2005 and 2006, Vanessa was determined to beat the odds that stymie many single mothers.  Her goal: a degree from CU and a career to support her young son Manes. Vanessa was awarded the Bev Hackbart Scholarship and ultimately received a B.A. degree in Distributive Studies from University of Colorado at Boulder. Today, thanks to support from Zonta Foothills Club of Boulder County she works as an Associate for the Cadmus Group evaluating utility and commission led energy efficiency programs. Ms. Barbarisi lives in Boulder with her husband, son James who is 8 and no born son Eli who is 3 weeks old! I’m honored to introduce Vanessa Barbarisi.



CaptureAn individual is eligible for the scholarship if she or he is a University of Colorado student who:

  • is a single parent, a Colorado resident and has certified financial need.
  • is enrolled in a certificate or degree program with a declared major & at least a sophomore standing.
  • has a GPA of 2.5 or higher and carries a course load of 12 hours or more.

The Role of the University of Colorado Foundation

The University of Colorado Foundation works with donors to establish scholarship funds in accordance with donor wishes. The Foundation and the CU Student Financial Aid Office will manage all of the advertising & student selection. This provides Zonta with a standardized, efficient & effective means of managing the award process. We also gain professional, institutional management of the invested funds.

You Can Support the Bev Hackbart Scholarship

You can be part of this endeavor. Contributions of any size are welcomed – and will help build the endowment so that more than one scholarship can be made available to deserving students. To make a tax-deductible donation, click here or send a check to:

University of Colorado Foundation
Donor Relations
4740 Walnut Street
Boulder, CO, 80301

Checks should be payable to ‘University of Colorado Foundation’, noting “Endowed Zonta Foothills-Bev Hackbart Scholarship.”

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