Zonta Club of Ottawa, Canada 2021 Applications
Zonta Club of Ottawa, Mature Student Bursary
Zonta Club Mature Student Bursary (University of Ottawa) 2020-2021
The Zonta Club of Ottawa Mature Student Bursary was set up to provide financial assistance to a mature female full-time student who is a resident of the National Capital Region (either in Ontario or Québec), who is registered in an undergraduate program at the University of Ottawa and who recently picked her studies back up after an interruption.
NAME OF ANNUAL FUND: Zonta Club of Ottawa Mature Student Bursary
This bursary was established by the Zonta Club of Ottawa, a business and professional women’s service club affiliated with Zonta International. Founded in 1919, Zonta International is a worldwide service organization of executives in business and the professions who work to improve the legal, political and economic status of women. Members of the Zonta Club of Ottawa, which was established in 1929. Locally, they raise funds for various community projects and for bursaries that they award to mature female students enrolled in university and to talented young women intending to pursue a career in the visual arts.
The applicant must:
1. be a mature female full-time student who recently picked her studies back up after an interruption;
2. be a resident of the National Capital Region (either in Ontario or Québec);
3. be registered in an undergraduate program at the University of Ottawa;
4. have successfully completed high school; and
5. demonstrate financial need, as determined by the Financial Aid and Awards Office of the University of Ottawa.
Level or program of study: Undergraduate
Application contact: Financial Aid and Awards Services
Feb 1st this is incorrect on U-Ottawa website
Chairman, Valerie Knowles states that the deadline is: January 31, 2021
Zonta Club of Ottawa, Mature Student Bursary 2020-21
Zonta Club Mature Student Bursary (Carleton University)
Terms and Eligibility
Awarded annually to a deserving female, mature student who is in need of financial assistance to begin or continue her university education after an interruption in her formal education. Donor: Zonta Club of Ottawa. Established 2000.
Application Deadline: Nov. 15, 2020/this is incorrect on Carleton U website
Chairman, Valerie Knowles has confirmed deadline is: January 31, 2021
General Eligibility Criteria
• Consideration will be given to mature female students in financial need to begin or continue university education after an interruption in formal education
• You must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada from the Ottawa region
• You must be registered as a full-time undergraduate student at Carleton University and be successfully proceeding from one year to another in any program of study
• You must be in good academic standing
• Application documentation is required. See instructions below
1. Please complete all 5 sections of the application form.
2. Enclose two reference letters (one academic reference and one other recommendation) with your application.
3. Enclose a transcript or record of your grades.
November 15, 2020 January 31, 2021 to: Zonta Club of Ottawa Bursary Committee
c/o Awards Office Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 613-520-3600 Fax: 613-520-3560
Zonta Club of Ottawa, Canada
2021 THEATRE ARTS BURSARY FOR THE NCR
Theatre Arts Bursary(s) are awarded annually to women in the National Capital Region (NCR) who are currently enrolled in a post-secondary theatre program enabling talented young women to achieve their professional goals in dance, drama, music, writing, or the visual arts.
Zonta Club of Ottawa, Canada
The Zonta Club of Ottawa, was established in 1929. We are members of Zonta International, a worldwide organization that works to improve the status of women worldwide. Zonta Club of Ottawa’s value to the community lies in the service provided by our members. The focus of our program is education in the broader sense. For many years the Zonta Club of Ottawa, has presented financial grants and awards to successful applicants.
Deadline: February 28, 2021
Jane M. Klausman Women in Business 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 December 2019 list from Catalyst, 21.2% of S&P 500 companies’ board seats are occupied by women, and just 5.2% of the companies’ CEOs are women.
Because Zonta International believes in gender equality, the Jane M. Klausman (JMK) 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 program 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.
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 602 Scholarships, totaling more than US$1.4 million, to 460 women representing 57 countries.
Women of any age, pursuing a business program with major field of specialization in accounting, economics, finance, business management, marketing, operations management, human resources management, international business, or entrepreneurship at an accredited university/college/institute, who demonstrate outstanding potential in the field and are living or studying in a Zonta district/region, are eligible. Online students are also eligible to apply if enrolled at an accredited university/college/institute.
Students must be enrolled in at least the second year of an undergraduate program through the final year of a Master’s program at the time the application is submitted to the local Zonta club. Applicants must be in school at the time the scholarship funds are disbursed and must not graduate before December. Previous International Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship recipients may not apply to renew the Scholarship for a second year.
Classified members (club members and individuals with direct membership with Zonta International) and employees of Zonta International and Zonta Foundation for Women, and their family members (ancestors, descendants, adoptees, siblings, nieces or cousins, and those of their spouse or co-habiting partner), are not eligible to apply for the Scholarship.
Golden Z club members may apply.
Note that applicants from geographic areas within a Zonta district/region where no clubs are located will be considered and are eligible to apply for the district/region and international awards.
The deadline for the 2020 Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship has passed. Applications for the 2021 scholarship will be posted in January.
Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships are made possible through investment income generated by the Klausman bequest, and by generous contributions from Zontians, Zonta clubs and friends of Zonta to the Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship Fund.
*More information coming soon*
Young Women in Public Affairs Award
Though about 40% of the world’s workforce is women, according to data from the Inter-Parliamentary Union, only 25.1% of all national parliamentarians were female as of 1 October 2020. Because Zonta International believes that young women are the key to women’s advancement in the field of public service, it offers the Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Award, which recognizes young women, ages 16-19, for demonstrating leadership skills and commitment to public service and civic causes, and encourages them to continue their participation in public and political life.
Established in 1990 by Past International President Leneen Forde, Zonta has given 971 awards, US$1,109,250, to 819 young women from 58 countries.
The program operates at the Zonta club, district/region and international levels. Zonta clubs provide awards for club recipients, and district/region and international awards are funded by the Zonta Foundation for Women. District recipients receive US$1,500, and 10 international recipients are selected from the district/region recipients to receive awards of US$5,000 each.
Women, aged 16-19 on 1 April each year, studying at a secondary school, college or university in a Zonta district/region, or who are studying elsewhere but are citizens of a Zonta country, who demonstrate evidence of the following, are eligible to apply.
- Active commitment to volunteerism.
- Experience in local government, student government, or workplace leadership (paid or unpaid).
- Volunteer leadership achievements.
- Knowledge of Zonta International and its programs.
- Support in Zonta International’s mission of empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy.
Applicants from geographic areas within a Zonta district/region where no clubs are located may apply via a Zonta e-club or directly to the district to be eligible for the district/region and international awards. Z and Golden Z club members are also eligible to apply. Classified members (club members and individuals with direct membership with Zonta International) and employees of Zonta International and Zonta Foundation for Women, and their family members (ancestors, descendants, adoptees, siblings, nieces or cousins, and those of their spouse or co-habiting partner), are not eligible to apply for the Awards. Previous International Young Women in Public Affairs Award recipients are not eligible to apply.
YWPA Awards are made possible by generous contributions to the Zonta International Foundation Young Women in Public Affairs Award Fund.
*Application information coming soon*
2020 YWPA Awardees | PDF
*More information coming soon*
JEAN M. COON HUMANITARIAN AWARD
Community Service Award for High School Juniors & Seniors
Who was Jean M. Coon?
Jean McCoy Coon was a graduated cum laude from Syracuse University in 1951. She continued her education at Syracuse Law School, graduating magna cum laude in 1953.
Jean’s legal career began as Legal Counsel for Municipal Affairs in the New York State Comptroller’s Office. Returning to the Syracuse area when her father was ill, Jean served for a year as Deputy Clerk to the Children’s Court of Onondaga County. After her father’s death, she returned to the Albany area and, in 1956, joined the N.Y. S. Assembly staff as a Research Counsel. In 1957, Jean became an Assistant Attorney General in the N.Y.S. Department of Law. In 1971 she became Assistant Solicitor General for New York State. She ended her career as Deputy Counsel for the N.Y. S. Education Department.
Jean argued many precedent-setting cases in the New York State Court of Appeals and her reputation among the bar and the judiciary was unparalleled.
Jean joined the Zonta Club of Saratoga County in 1962, transferring from the Zonta Club of Syracuse. She served as the Governor of District 2 and was Parliamentarian of the Zonta International Board from 1979 – 1980. She served as Chairman of the Zonta International By-Laws Committee. An active member of her Ballston Spa community, her humanitarian efforts were always with a small “h” and never self-serving. Good things just happened and most people never knew that Jean was the impetus behind the results.
In 1982, Jean died at age 52. Shortly thereafter, District 2 established the District 2 Jean M. Coon Humanitarian Award to honor her many achievements, and to continue her example of doing good for others.
Who may apply
High School junior or senior students who perform outstanding community service may apply by submitting a completed application and reference letter to a Zonta club in their locality. Academic achievement is not relevant. Each of the 20 Zonta Clubs in District 2 solicits & accepts applications from high schools in its area. In the spring, each club reviews the applications it receives, and selects a single club candidate. Each club candidate becomes a District finalist. The Jean M. Coon committee reviews each finalist application and an award winner is announced in May.
How Much is the Award & How Does the Winner receive it?
$1000. The check is presented to the winner at an award luncheon at the District 2 October meeting (Seminar or Conference) each year. The date & location of the meeting is announced not later than September.
*Application information coming soon*
Amelia Earhart Fellowship 2021 Application
Deadline is: 15 November 2020
A Zonta International Program Funded through the Zonta International Foundation
For Information Only
Note that this document is for preparation purposes only. All applications must be
completed in English and submitted using the online application form at
Hard copy and email applications will not be accepted.
Globally, women make up around 25 percent of the workforce in the aerospace industry. In an effort to carry out its mission that women have access to all resources and are represented in decision-making positions on an equal basis with men, Zonta International offers the Amelia Earhart Fellowship.
The Amelia Earhart Fellowship was established in 1938 in honor of famed pilot and Zontian, Amelia Earhart. The US$10,000 Fellowship is awarded annually to up to 35 women pursuing Ph.D./doctoral degrees in aerospace engineering and space sciences. It may be used at any university or college offering accredited post-graduate courses and degrees in these fields.
Since the program’s inception in 1938, Zonta has awarded 1,638 Amelia Earhart Fellowships, totaling more than US$10.6 million, to 1,209 women representing 73 countries.
Our Fellows have gone on to become astronauts, aerospace engineers, astronomers, professors, geologists, business owners, heads of companies, even Secretary of the US Air Force.
Women of any nationality pursuing a Ph.D./doctoral degree who demonstrate a superior academic record conducting research applied to aerospace engineering or space sciences are eligible. It is imperative that students be registered in a full-time Ph.D./doctoral program and have completed at least one year of that program or have received a master’s degree in an aerospace-applied field at the time the application is submitted. Applicants must not graduate from their Ph.D. or doctoral program before April 2022. Please note that post-doctoral research programs are not eligible for the Fellowship. Classified members (club members and individuals with direct membership with Zonta International) and employees of Zonta International and the Zonta Foundation for Women, and their family members (ancestors, descendants, adoptees, siblings, nieces or cousins, and those of their spouse or cohabiting partner), are not eligible to apply for the Fellowship. Note that previous Amelia Earhart Fellows are not eligible to apply to renew the Fellowship for a second year.
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.
The 2021 Amelia Earhart Fellowship application deadline is 15 November 2020. Hard copy and email applications will not be accepted.
Amelia Earhart Fellowships are made possible by generous contributions to the Zonta Foundation for Women Amelia Earhart Fellowship Fund.
Deadline is: 15 November 2020
Women in Technology Scholarship
The world economy, industry and sciences are becoming increasingly digitized, and these developments are disrupting society and familiar social processes. Women, however, are still largely underrepresented in technology fields. To create a world in which men and women have equal opportunities, women need to have an active role in technology and technological developments. Zonta International offered a new Zonta International Women in Technology Scholarship in 2019 to encourage women to pursue education, career opportunities and leadership roles in technology.
For the launch of this pilot program, the Zonta Foundation for Women awarded US$108,000 in scholarships: 30 district/region scholarships of US$2,000 each and six international scholarships of US$8,000 each.
The next round of scholarships will be awarded in 2021. More information regarding updated eligibility requirements and the application period will be posted soon.