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2019 Zonta Club of Ottawa Awards & Winners

Young Women in Public Affairs

Since 1990, the club has given an award that recognizes pre-university and pre-college female students who are committed to leadership in public policy, government and/or volunteer organizations.

Winner: Sydney Keyamo


Jean M. Coon Award

Given to a high school student who demonstrates exceptional humanitarian community service.

Winner: Anjana Balachandran


Mature Student Bursary

Two bursaries are given to students who have had to interrupt their studies or formal education for medical, financial or other reasons, & are returning to complete their program(s).

Winners: Alaina Woolfrey (University of Ottawa), and Alexandra Hurst (Carleton University)


New Immigrant Award

The award is given to a newcomer who is a resident of Ottawa/Gatineau, is a single mother and is raising a family while working on her own education at any level.

Winners: Rachana Champaneri & Anisa Rahim Ali


Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship

This Scholarship is awarded annually to a woman pursuing an undergraduate or master’s degree in business management at a university in the National Capital Region, and Kingston, On.

Winner: Ha Nhu My Nguyen

Total list of 2019 JMK award recipients at all levels:
2019 JMK Recipients


Theatre Arts Award

Scholarships are awarded annually to women in the National Capital Region who are currently enrolled in a post- secondary theatre program. These awards enable talented & qualified young women to achieve their professional goals.

Winners: Ashley Barnes, Alexis Scott and Leah Morris