Sarah Gilbert, our 2003 Mammography Award winner, pictured with Past President Elizabeth Winsor


Doris M. Tucker


Marlene Simmonds



The Zonta Club of Toronto is proud to have established four important scholarships that improve the health and status of women in Canada.



The Zonta Club of Toronto 1 Cytology Award
(established 1995).

This Award is given to one student entering her 2nd year of the Cytology programme at the Michener Institute of Health Sciences. Cytology interprets cellular samples and assists in the early detection of diseases such as cancer.

The winner of the 2010 Diagnositc Cytology Award is Natalie Maggio.

The Zonta Club of Toronto 1 Mammography Award
(established 1995).

This Award is given to one student entering her 3rd year of the Radiography programme at the Michener Institute of Health Sciences and taking the Mammography elective.

Each of these Awards covers the annual tuition costs of the student.

The 2010 winner of the Mammography (Radiological Technology) at the Michener is Ling Yu.

For further information on the Michener Awards, visit:

Doris M. Tucker/Zonta Club of Toronto Award

Established in partnership with the Tucker family, this award is given to a student attending Woodsworth College, University of Toronto. For further information visit:

The 2010/2011 winner is Aimee Gabrielle Viola who has just completed her first year of full time studies in Commerce at Wordsworth College, UofT

The Zonta Fellowship at Ryerson University

Established 2007, in memory of past member Marlene Simmonds. The purpose of the Award is to recognize the academic achievement of one full-time female student in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology entering their fourth year of study in the program. Students must demonstrate an interest in the area of improving the social, economic and legal status of women.

Winnie Phillips-Osei is the 2011/2012 recipient of the award.

For further information on the Ryerson Fellowship, visit:

2011/2012 winner Winnie Phillips-Osei with President Nita McCown


In addition to the Club Awards above, the Zonta Club of Toronto participates in two Zonta International Scholarships initiatives.







Young Women in Public Affairs Award

The goal of the Zonta International Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Program is to encourage young women to participate in public and political life by recognizing their commitment to the volunteer sector, evidence of volunteer leadership achievements and a dedication to the advancement of the status of women. The Zonta Club of Toronto is offering an award of CAN $500 through a competitive application process. The local winner becomes eligible to compete for an additional Zonta District award of US $ 1,000. District award winners can compete for a US $3,000 international award. Click here to visit site.

Applications are available from the Zonta International website, and should be received by the club Service Committee by February 26, 2016. Submit completed applications to

Wendy Liao from Monarch Park Collegiate is the 2012 District 4 winner.







Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Award

The Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship is awarded annually to women pursuing undergraduate or Master's degrees in business management.

The program operates at the Zonta club, district and international levels. Zonta clubs provide awards for club recipients. Zonta International awards scholarships of US$1,000 each at the district level and twelve international scholarships in the amount of US$5,000 each. The Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships are awarded annually and may be used for tuition, books or living expenses at any university, college or institution offering accredited business courses and degrees.


Women pursuing a business or business-related degree who demonstrate outstanding potential in the field are eligible.  Online students are also eligible.  Members and employees of Zonta International or the Zonta International Foundation are not eligible to apply for the Scholarships.

Applicants must be nominated by a local Zonta club. Applications selected by Zonta clubs are sent to their respective Zonta governors. A district evaluating committee selects one applicant per district to submit to Zonta International Headquarters.  The Zonta International Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship Committee selects twelve international recipients from the district applicants. Applications for the 2016 Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships are now available.  Please go to the Zonta International website for more information and the application

The website for the Zonta Club of Toronto is

The deadline for application to the Zonta Club of Toronto is APRIL 30 2016.

Please submit  applications in pdf format to: by the deadline. 

The Zonta Club of Toronto also mentors a local Golden Z-Club, an organization that encourages service at the college/university level.










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