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.
  • The winner of the 2019 Award is Brooklynne Morrison.

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]

  • 2019 Zonta Club of Toronto Diagnostic Cytology Scholarship ($1500):  Raven Macgregor

Zonta Club of Toronto Scholarship in Radiological Technology

Program Eligibility:  A full-time student enrolled in the Radiological Technology program.

  • 2019 Zonta Club of Toronto Radiological Technology Scholarship ($1500): Briyanka Varathan

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 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 35 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 2021 Fellowships are now closed. Applications for 2022 Fellowships will be available from the Zonta International Website in mid-2021. The application deadline is November 15, 2021.  The application information is available  on the Zonta International website: Amelia Earhart Fellowship

For questions, please contact [email protected].  Learn more. 

2018 District 4 AE winner: Emily Gleeson, Ryerson University, Aerospace Engineering

Young Women in Public Affairs Award

YWPA 2021_Poster

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:YWPA Application2021 Toronto

For digital applications, please email the digital application form and references to [email protected]

For applications by post, please send hard copies of the application form and reference letters to:
Zonta Toronto Awards
27 Glenwood Ave
Toronto M6P 3C7

The deadline for submission is March 1, 2021. 

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 2021 Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships will be  available on the Zonta International website in early January :  Please go to the Zonta International website for the Women in Business Scholarship,   for more information.

Please submit PDF applications to: [email protected] by May 1, 2021.

The 2019 Zonta Toronto Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship winner is Maya Basa.

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

Scholarship description

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.


Applications for the Women in Technology Scholarship will be available in January 2021. Applicants apply directly to Zonta International. The Zonta International Women in Technology Scholarship Committee reviews the applications and recommends up to 20 recipients to the Zonta International Board. All applicants will be notified of their status by the end of April.


Zonta International will award up to 20 scholarships of US$8,000 each. Women in Technology Scholarships are made possible through generous contributions to the Rose Fund from Zontians, Zonta clubs and friends of Zonta.

Below is the link to the Zonta International Women Technology award information:

Zonta International Women in Technology Award