Zonta Club of Ottawa, Canada

2020-2021 Applications

Zonta Club of Ottawa, Canada ‘Awards’

 

The current awards we offer are:

  • Young Women in Public Affairs Award > Deadline: March 1, 2021
  • Jean M. Coon Humanitarian Award > Deadline: March 1, 2021
  • Theatre Arts Bursary  > Deadline: February 28, 2021
  • Mature Student Bursary > Deadline: January 31, 2021
  • Jane M Klausman Women in Business Scholarship > Deadline:  April 15, 2021
  • New Immigrant Woman Award > Deadline:   April 30, 2021


Scholarships offered directly through Zonta International

  • Women in Technology Scholarship  >  A Program funded through the Zonta Foundation for Women   https://www.zonta.org/

  • Amelia Earhart Fellowship 2021 >  A Program funded through the Zonta Foundation for Women   https://www.zonta.org/

 


 

A celebration of achievement!

Join us in May 2021 for a ‘virtual’ night to honor our award winners and all their achievements, passions, and dreams they are pursuing.

 


Award Descriptions:

 

#1.  YOUNG WOMEN IN PUBLIC AFFAIRS AWARD

Each year, the Young Women in Public Affairs Award recognizes young women in the Ottawa area, ages 16 to 19, for demonstrating leadership skills and commitment to public service and civic causes. The award honours young women who participate in public affairs, by recognizing a commitment to the volunteer sector, evidence of volunteer leadership achievements and a dedication to the advancement of the status of women.

What is the value of the award?

The winner will receive $800 and will have the opportunity to compete for the District award of US$1,500.

Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA):  YWPA Application 2021

  • Young Women in Public Affairs Application > Deadline: March 1, 2021


#2.  JEAN M. COON HUMANITARIAN AWARD

The Jean M. Coon Humanitarian Award honours high school juniors and seniors in the Ottawa area who demonstrate exceptional humanitarian community service.

What is the value of the award?

The winner will receive $800 and will have the opportunity to compete at the district level for an award of US$1,000.

Jean M. Coon Humanitarian Award:  Jean M Coon Application 2021

  • Jean M. Coon Humanitarian Application > Deadline: March 1, 2021


#3.  THEATRE ARTS BURSARY

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.

Eligibility

Bursaries are awarded annually to women in the National Capital Region who are currently enrolled in a post-secondary theatre program that enables talented young women to achieve their professional goals.

Theatre Arts Bursary:  2021 ZCO Theatre Arts Bursary Application

Deadline:   February 28, 2021

DID YOU KNOW actress Sandra Oh was an early recipient of ZCO Theatre Arts bursary?



#4.  MATURE STUDENTS 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).

What is the bursary?

The Zonta Club of Ottawa, Canada provides financial assistance to mature female undergraduate students registered at the University of Ottawa or Carleton University.

Eligibility

An applicant must be a mature woman and student who has completed high school and who is entering university, or returning to university, after an interruption in her formal education.

Note 

The 2020/2021 Award information will be available online through the University of Ottawa and Carleton University Financial Services Bursary Programs. There is no application available through our website.   

Applications for 2021:     (posted by University of Ottawa & Carleton University only)

Chairman, Valerie Knowles has confirmed deadline is:   January 31, 2021



#5.  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.

What is the scholarship?

Women have made great strides in the pursuit of education, careers and leadership roles they were once denied. However, they still comprise a minority of leaders in the business 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.

Because Zonta International believes in gender equality, the Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship program helps women pursue undergraduate and master’s degrees in business management and overcome gender barriers from the classroom to the boardroom. The Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship was established in 1998 from a generous bequest by Jane M. Klausman, a member of the Zonta Club of Syracuse, New York, USA, and the 1990-1995 Zonta International Parliamentarian.

What is the value of the award?

A winner will be chosen by the Zonta Club of Ottawa, Canada and a cash award of CA$1000 will be presented to the awardee.

The program operates at the Zonta club, district/region and international levels. Zonta annually awards 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.

Since the program’s inception, Zonta has awarded 564 Scholarships, totalling more than US$1.3 million to 428 women representing 57 countries.

 

Application for 2021:     JMK Application 2021

Jane M. Klausman 2021 Poster:  JMK Poster 2021



#6.  NEW IMMIGRANT WOMAN AWARD

What is the 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. The New Immigrant Woman Award is for a Mature Immigrant Student to assist her in her studies at any level, including Language training, High School Diploma, College or University.

What is the value of the award?

A winner will be chosen by the Zonta Club of Ottawa, Canada and a cash award of CA$1000 will be presented to the awardee.

Eligibility

The applicant must demonstrate that she:

  • Is a resident of Ottawa or Hull/Gatineau;
  • Immigrated to Canada after the age of 18;
  • Is a single mother with one or more dependent children;
  • Has been in Canada for five years or less;
  • Is in need of financial support for formal education and/or is challenged by interruptions to her own education.

English Poster/Application: click here! (opens in new window as PDF)  New Immigrant Woman $1000 Award 2021 English Poster

Affiche/Application en français: cliquer ici pour obtenir de plus amples renseignements!  New Immigrant Woman Award 2021 French Poster





*For information purpose only*

Women in Technology Scholarship

APPLICATION PROCESS

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.

FUNDING

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.

SCHOLARS

Thank you to everyone who applied for our pilot Women in Technology Scholarship. See a list of the 2019 Women in Technology Scholars. Read more about the 2019 international recipients.



*For information purpose only*

Amelia Earhart Fellowship

>  A Program funded through the Zonta Foundation for Women   https://www.zonta.org/

APPLICATION PROCESS

The Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship Committee reviews the applications and recommends recipients to the Zonta International Board. All applicants are evaluated on the criteria stated in the requirements section of the application. All details of the evaluations are kept confidential; evaluations are not disclosed to applicants. All applicants will be notified of their status by the end of April.

DEADLINE

The 2021 Amelia Earhart Fellowship application deadline has passed. The 2022 application will be posted in July 2021.

FUNDING

Amelia Earhart Fellowships are made possible by generous contributions to the Zonta Foundation for Women Amelia Earhart Fellowship Fund.

 

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