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. As of December 2020, 21.2% of S&P 500 companies’ board seats are occupied by women, and just 6% 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 Zonta Foundation for Women awarded the first Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships in 1998 to women pursuing degrees in business leading to a business management career. Jane M. Klausman was a member of the Zonta Club of Syracuse, New York, USA, and the 1990-1995 Zonta International Parliamentarian. During her career, Ms. Klausman was a professional secretary, parliamentarian and entrepreneur.   

The program operates at the Zonta club, district/region and international levels. Zonta International offers 37 international scholarships of US5,000. Each district/region may submit one applicant for consideration for an international scholarship. The five largest districts may submit a second applicant for a total of two applicants. 

Since the program’s inception, Zonta has awarded 676 scholarships, totaling more than US$1.6 million, to 522 women representing 66 countries.

We are delighted to announce that the Zonta Club of Brisbane 2021 recipient of the Jane M Klausman award is Hannah Kneubuhler.

Women wishing to apply for this award through the Zonta Club of Brisbane can access full details on eligibility the application form and all relevant templates  required to complete an application here.

 

For 2022 applications for the Zonta Club of Brisbane close on the 31st May.

Applications should be sent to zontabrisbane@gmail.com by the 31st of May 2022.

The process for application is via Zonta Clubs. Club winners are nominated at District level for a chance to win the district award and if successful the District winners are then in turn nominated to Zonta International for the chance to be selected as an International Award recipient.

 

 

 

 

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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

According to data from the Inter-Parliamentary Union, only 25.1% of all national parliamentarians were female as of 1 October 2020. Established in 1990 by Past International President Leneen Forde, Zonta has given 971 awards, US$1,109,250, to 819 young women from 58 countries.

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 Leneen Forde, Zonta has given 971 awards, US$1,109,250, to 819 young women from 58 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.

Congratulations to Zonta Club of Brisbane’s 2022 winner of the Award, Sophie Nakamura.

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 in 2023 should contact the Club zontabrisbane@gmail.com to obtain information on club closing dates.

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