Awards – International and District

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 Kal Vassilopoulos.

Jane M Klausman Women in Business Scholarships

The Jame M Klausman Women in Business Scholarships help women pursue undergraduate and Master’s degrees in business management. Applications are made through local Zonta Clubs, Districts and through ZI. Click this link for detailed information and application submission dates. 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 Bev McNamara.

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$1,500 and 10 international awards of US$5,000 each. The District 23 Coordinator is Julie Pincombe.

The YWPA Application is available on the Zonta International website.  Click here for detailed information and application submission dates.

Women in STEM Scholarship

Information about the Women in STEM Scholarship, including a description of the scholarship, submission of nominations and details of funding can be found on the Zonta International website by clicking  here. The District 23 Coordinator is Dr Pru Cowled.