Zonta Award in Memory of Marlene Simmonds 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. For further information on the Ryerson Fellowship, visit: www.ryerson.ca
- The winner of the 2018 Award is Julia Caravaggio Martini.
Zonta Awards at the Michener Institute
Zonta Club of Toronto Scholarship in Diagnostic Cytology
Program Eligibility: One student entering the 2nd phase of the Diagnostic Cytology post-diploma program, based on the first phase assessment. [The Michener program is the only program in Canada]
- 2018 Zonta Club of Toronto Diagnostic Cytology Scholarship ($1500): Kristen Morandin
Zonta Club of Toronto Scholarship in Radiological Technology
Program Eligibility: A full-time student enrolled in the Radiological Technology program.
- 2018 Zonta Club of Toronto Radiological Technology Scholarship ($1500): Kerri Koens (mammography)
For further information on the Michener Awards, visit: www.michener.ca
Doris M. Tucker Award at the University of Toronto
Established in partnership with the Tucker family, this award is given to a student attending Woodsworth College, University of Toronto. For further information visit: www.utoronto.ca
Zonta Club of Toronto Award in Honour of Helen Hood at Ryerson University
The Zonta Club of Toronto Award in Honour of Helen Hood will be awarded to a female student in the Faculty of Community Services who has demonstrated their commitment similar to Zonta International’s vision of a world in which human rights and fundamental freedoms are ensured for all women as well as a demonstrated focus on nutrition and/or health.
The 2017-18 academic year winner of the Zonta Club of Toronto Award in Honour of Helen Hood is Jasmine Allan-Sferruzzi.
For more information, contact www.ryerson.ca
Zonta International Scholarship Initiatives
Amelia Earhart Fellowship
Established in 1938 in honour of famed pilot and Zontian, this Fellowship is awarded annually to women pursuing Ph.D./doctoral degrees in aerospace-related sciences or aerospace-related engineering. The Fellowship of US$10,000 is awarded to 30 Fellows around the globe each year and may be used at any university or college that offers accredited postgraduate courses and degrees in these fields.
Applications for the 2018 Fellowships must be received by Zonta International by 15 November 2018 to be considered. Applications that are incomplete or late will not be considered. The application is available at https://foundation.zonta.org/Our-Programs/Educational-Programs/Amelia-Earhart-Fellowship
2018 District 4 AE winner: Emily Gleeson, Ryerson University, Aerospace Engineering
Young Women in Public Affairs Award
The Award recognizes young women, ages 16-19, who demonstrate superior leadership skills and a commitment to public service and civic causes, and encourages them to continue their participation in public and political life. For a full list of the eligibility and application requirements, please refer to the application. Ten (10) international scholarships of US$4,000 each and up to 32 district/region scholarships of US$1,500 each are awarded each year. The Zonta Club of Toronto is offering an award at the club level. Winners at the club level will be submitted to be considered for the District Award. To learn more or apply please download the form:YWPAApplication2020 Toronto
Please submit your application by email to [email protected]. The deadline for submission is March 15, 2020.
Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Award
Women make up nearly 50 percent of the global workforce; however, gender equality is not yet a reality in senior management and corporate boardrooms around the world. According to a February 2018 list from Catalyst, 21.2 percent of Fortune 500 companies’ board seats are occupied by women, and just 5.2 percent of the companies’ CEOs are women. To encourage more women to pursue education and careers in business, Zonta International established the Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship. Zonta International offers 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. The Zonta Club of Toronto offers an award at the club level. Winners at the club level will be submitted to be considered for the District Award.
Women of any age, pursuing an accredited business or business-related program who demonstrate outstanding potential in the field, are eligible and encouraged to apply.
Applications for the 2019 Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships are now available on the Zonta International website: Please go to the Zonta International website for the Women in Business Scholarship, https://www.zonta.org/Global-Impact/Education/Women-in-Business-Scholarship, for more information.
Please submit PDF applications to: [email protected] by
June 1, 2019.
The 2018 Zonta Toronto Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship winner is Valerie Aguiar.
The 2017 Zonta Toronto Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship winner was Judith Li.
The 2016 Zonta Toronto Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship winner was Helen Shen.
Zonta International Women In Technology Scholarship
The world economy, industry and sciences are becoming increasingly digitized, and these developments are disrupting society and familiar social processes. Women, however, are still largely underrepresented 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. Zonta International is pleased to offer its new Zonta International Women in Technology Scholarship to encourage women to pursue education, career opportunities and leadership roles in technology.
Women pursuing a technology degree or closely related program, who demonstrate outstanding potential in the field, are eligible to apply.
Women not enrolled in a university are also eligible as long as they submit:
- Evidence of completed trainings and outstanding performance.
- Description of current job with information about path that led to that job.
- Employer confirmation and recommendation or client testimonial supported by evidence.
- Reason for applying and description of desired career.
- Evidence of educational project plan (e.g. proof of course opportunities).
Golden Z club members may apply.
Classified members (club members and individuals with direct membership with Zonta International) and employees of Zonta International and Zonta International Foundation, and their family members (ancestors, descendants, adoptees, siblings, nieces or cousins, and those of their spouse or co-habiting partner), are not eligible to apply.
The Women in Technology Scholarship program operates at the club, district/region and international levels of Zonta International. Please note that applicants may not apply to more than one Zonta district and must be nominated by a local Zonta club. Applications selected by Zonta clubs are sent to the respective Zonta governor/regional representative. A district/region evaluating committee selects one applicant per district/region to submit to Zonta International Headquarters. The Zonta International Women in Technology Scholarship Committee selects six international recipients from the district/region applicants.
Applications are now available.
The Zonta Club of Toronto offers a $500 CDN award at the club level. The winner at the club level will be submitted to the District.
Please submit PDF applications to: [email protected] by June 1, 2019.