International Awards

Amelia Earhart Fellowship

Globally, women make up around 25 percent of the workforce in the aerospace industry. In an effort
to carry out its mission that women have access to all resources and are represented in decision-
making positions on an equal basis with men, Zonta International offers the Amelia Earhart
Fellowship.

The Amelia Earhart Fellowship was established in 1938 in honour of famed pilot and Zontian,
Amelia Earhart. The US$10,000 Fellowship is awarded annually to up to 30 women pursuing
Ph.D./doctoral degrees in aerospace-applied sciences or aerospace-applied engineering. It may be
used at any university or college offering accredited post-graduate courses and degrees in these
fields.

Since the program’s inception in 1938, Zonta has awarded 1,603 Amelia Earhart Fellowships,
totalling more than US$10.3 million, to 1,174 women representing 73 countries.

Fellows have gone on to become astronauts, aerospace engineers, astronomers, professors,
geologists, business owners, heads of companies, even Secretary of the US Air Force.

For full details, eligibility and closing dates for application go to the Zonta International website.

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International Awards

Jane M Klausman Women in Business Scholarship

Women have made great strides in the pursuit of education, careers and leadership roles they were once denied. However, they still comprise a minority of leaders in the business world. According to a January 2019 list from Catalyst, 21.2 percent of Fortune 500 companies’ board seats are occupied by women, and just 4.8 percent of the companies’ CEOs are women.

Because Zonta International believes in gender equality, the Jane M. Klausman (JMK) Women in Business Scholarship program helps women pursue undergraduate and master’s degrees in business management and overcome gender barriers from the classroom to the boardroom. The Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship was established in 1998 from a generous bequest by Jane M. Klausman, a member of the Zonta Club of Syracuse, New York, USA, and the 1990-1995 Zonta International Parliamentarian.

The program operates at the Zonta club, district/region and international levels. Zonta annually awards up to 32 scholarships of US$2,000 each at the district/region level and six international scholarships in the amount of US$8,000 each.

Since the program’s inception, Zonta has awarded 564 Scholarships, totalling more than US$1.3 million, to 428 women representing 57 countries.

Rachel Miller (above) was awarded the Zonta Club of Brisbane’s scholarship winner in 2019.

For full details, eligibility and closing dates for application, see:

https://foundation.zonta.org/Our-Programs/Educational-Programs/Jane-M-Klausman-Women-in-Business-Scholarship

The process for application is via Zonta Clubs. Club winners are submitted to District and in turn, District winners are submitted to Zonta International for the International Award.

Women wishing to apply for this award through the Zonta Club of Brisbane should contact the Club zontabrisbane@gmail.com to obtain information on club closing dates.

 

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International Awards

Women in Technology Scholarship

The world economy, industry and sciences are becoming increasingly digitised, and these developments are disrupting society and familiar social processes. Women, however, are still largely under-represented in technology fields. To create a world in which men and women have equal opportunities, women need to have an active role in technology and technological developments.

Prue Edwards (above) was awarded the Zonta Club of Brisbane’s WIT scholarship winner in 2019.

For full details, eligibility and closing dates for application, see:

https://foundation.zonta.org/womenintech

The process for application is via Zonta Clubs. Club winners are submitted to District and in turn, District winners are submitted to Zonta International for the International Award.

Women wishing to apply for this award through the Zonta Club of Brisbane should contact the Club zontabrisbane@gmail.com to obtain information on club closing dates.

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International Awards

Young Women in Public Affairs

About 40 per cent of the world’s workforce are women, however according to data from the Inter-Parliamentary Union, only 24 percent of all national parliamentarians were female as of 1 December 2018. Because Zonta International believes that young women are the key to women’s advancement in the field of public service, it offers the Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Award, which recognizes young women, ages 16-19, for demonstrating leadership skills and commitment to public service and civic causes, and encourages them to continue their participation in public and political life.

Established in 1990 by Past International President The Hon. Leneen Forde AC, Zonta has given 888 awards (includes international awards), totalling US$924,750, to 756 young women representing 56 countries.

The program operates at the Zonta club, district/region and international levels. Zonta clubs provide awards for club recipients, and district/region and international awards are funded by the Zonta International Foundation. District recipients receive US$1,500, and 10 international recipients are selected from the district/region recipients to receive awards of US$4,000 each.

For full details, eligibility and closing dates for application, see:

https://foundation.zonta.org/Our-Programs/Educational-Programs/Young-Women-in-Public-Affairs-Award

Young women wishing to apply for this award through the Zonta Club of Brisbane should contact the Club zontabrisbane@gmail.com to obtain information on club closing dates.

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