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
Zonta annually awards up to 35 Fellowships of US$10,000 each to women pursuing Ph.D./doctoral degrees in aerospace engineering and space sciences.
Zonta recognizes young women for demonstrating leadership skills and commitment to public service with 32 awards of US$1,500 each and 10 additional awards of US$5,000 each annually.
Zonta encourages women to pursue education, career opportunities and leadership roles in technology in a new pilot program introduced in 2019.
Zonta helps women pursuing undergraduate and master’s degrees in business management with 32 scholarships of US$2,000 each and an additional six scholarships of US$8,000 each annually.