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

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.

Zonta Club of Toronto Scholarship in Radiological Technology

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

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.

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 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 2017 Fellowships must be received or post-marked by 15 November 2017 to be considered. Applications that are incomplete or late due to postal delays will not be considered. For questions, please contact [email protected].  Learn more. 

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 March 23, 2018.

Please submit completed applications to [email protected]

The Zonta Toronto Young Women in Public Affairs Award winner for 2016 is Priya Saha.

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 Toronto provides an award for the club winner. Club award recipients are nominated to the District for the Zonta Women in Business Awards of US$1,000 each at the district level. District winners are nominated to International for one of the 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 2018 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 and the application.

Please submit PDF applications to: [email protected] by the June 1, 2018.

The 2017 Zonta Toronto Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship was Judith Li.

The 2016 Zonta Toronto Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship was Helen Shen.