Zonta International offers four international awards that are promoted at district and club levels.
Amelia Earhart Fellowships
Amelia Earhart was a Zontian and this remarkable woman is honoured through the Amelia Earhart Fellowships for women pursuing PhD/doctoral degrees in aerospace-related sciences and engineering. Applications are made directly to Zonta International and close in November each year. The Fellowships, worth US$10,000 each are awarded to 35 Fellows around the globe each year. The District 23 Coordinator is Belinda Jutzen.
Jane M Klausman Women in Business Scholarships
The Jane M Klausman Women in Business Scholarships help women pursue undergraduate and Master’s degrees in business management. Applications are usually made in May through local Zonta Clubs. Individual or groups of clubs may provide awards and in addition a US$2,000 Scholarship is provided at the district level and a further 6 international scholarships valued at $8,000 each are provided at the international level. The District 23 Coordinator is Sharona Smith.
Young Women in Public Affairs Awards
The Young Women in Public Affairs awards program recognises young women aged 16-19 (i.e. pre-university) who demonstrate a commitment to leadership in public policy, government and volunteer organisations. Applications are made by mid March to the local Zonta Club with winners’ applications being forwarded for consideration of a District award of US$1,000 and 10 international awards of US$4,000 each. The District 23 Coordinator is Sue Lear.
Emma L. Conlon Service Award
The Emma L. Conlon Service Award recognises those Z and Golden Z Clubs whose projects and programs best express the ideals of Zonta International and to empower women through local and international service and advocacy.
Z and Golden Z clubs who have performed at least three service projects in any of the following categories are eligible to apply.
- School Service
- Community Service
- International Service
The District 23 co-ordinator is Judy Rothe