To fulfill our mission of empowering women worldwide, we must focus on gender equality in education, an essential human right, critical to development for all. For women and girls, education provides the tools and resources to empower them to make decisions about their lives and the future of their families. Educated women can break the cycle of poverty; they can choose when to marry and if and when to have children; they can access quality health care to safeguard themselves and their children; they can educate their own children and ensure greater opportunities for future generations.
While significant progress has been made in achieving gender equality in primary and secondary school enrollment, significant gaps still remain at the university level. These gaps are even more significant in fields traditionally dominated by men. To address these gaps and promote gender equality in education our club offers financial Awards.
Local Education Awards
Our club currently offers awards for the Young Women in Public Affairs, Jane M Klausman and STEM summer camp. Check out the “Apply Now” section for current notifications and applications.
Zonta International Education Awards
Amelia Earhart Fellowship
More than US$10.3 million awarded 1,174 Fellows | 73 countries. The Amelia Earhart Fellowship expands opportunities for women pursuing advanced studies in the typically male-dominated fields of aerospace-applied sciences and aerospace-applied engineering..
Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship
More than US$1.3 million awarded 428 women | 57 countries. The Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship supports women pursuing undergraduate and master’s degrees in business management.
Young Women in Public Affairs Award
More than US$1 million awarded 788 women | 58 countries The Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) 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.
Women in Technology Scholarship
The world economy continues to leverage and build upon the digital revolution, and industry is becoming critically dependent on information technology. To create a world in which men and women have equal opportunities, women need to have an active role in the field of information technology and access to leadership roles such as chief information officers (CIOs) and chief technology officers (CTOs). Zonta International is pleased to support the Zonta International Women in Technology Scholarship to encourage women to pursue education, career opportunities and leadership roles in information technology.