Zonta Club of Ottawa, Canada

2021-2022 Applications

Zonta Club of Ottawa, Canada (ZCO CA)

2021-2022 Bursaries/Awards

The current awards we offer are:

  1. ZCO CA ‘Young Women in Public Affairs Award’ > Deadline: February 28, 2022
  2. ZCO CA ‘Jean M. Coon Humanitarian Award’ > Deadline: February 28, 2022
  3. ZCO CA ‘Theatre Arts Bursary’  > Deadline: February 28, 2022
  4. ZCO CA Mature ‘University’ Student Bursary > Available only on U-Ottawa & Carleton-U websites with applicable deadlines provided
  5. ZCO CA ‘Jane M Klausman Women in Business Scholarship’ > Posted: Jan/2022, Deadline: April 15, 2022
  6. ZCO CA ‘New Immigrant Woman Award’ > Deadline:  April 30, 2022


2021-2022  Award Descriptions:

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1.  ZCO CA ‘YOUNG WOMEN IN PUBLIC AFFAIRS AWARD’

Each year, the ZCO CA 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 ZCO CA winner will receive $800 and will have the opportunity to compete for the Zonta District 2 award of US$1,500. The winner at the Zonta District 2 level will have the opportunity to compete for the Zonta International award of US$5,000.

How to Apply

Complete the application form by the deadline of February 28, 2022: Young Women in Public Affairs Application 2021-2022

Send the completed application by email to zontaottawayouth2@gmail.com or by mail to:

Zonta Club of Ottawa
Attention: Dr. V. Hume
14-655 Richmond Road
Ottawa, Ontario
K2A 3Y3



2.  ZCO CA  ‘JEAN M. COON HUMANITARIAN AWARD’

The  ZCO CA Jean M. Coon Humanitarian Award honours high school students in the Ottawa area who demonstrate exceptional humanitarian community service.

What is the value of the award?

The ZCO CA winner will receive $800 and will have the opportunity to compete at the ‘Zonta District 2’ level for an award of US$1,000. This award applies only to Zonta clubs in Zonta District 2 areas.

How to Apply

Complete the application form by the deadline of February 28, 2022: Jean M. Coon Humanitarian Award Application 2021-2022

Send the completed application by email to zontaottawayouth2@gmail.com or by mail to:

Zonta Club of Ottawa
Attention: Dr. V. Hume
14-655 Richmond Road
Ottawa, Ontario
K2A 3Y3



3.  ZCO CA  ‘THEATRE ARTS “DRAMA” BURSARY’

ZCO CA Theatre Arts Bursaries 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.

How to Apply

ZCO CA Theatre Arts Bursary:  2021-22 ZCO Theatre Arts Bursary Application

Deadline:   February 28, 2022

DID YOU KNOW actress Sandra Oh

was an early recipient of the ZCO Theatre Arts bursary?



4.  ZCO CA  ‘MATURE UNIVERSITY 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.

How to Apply

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

Applications for 2021/2022: (posted by University of Ottawa & Carleton University only) with applicable deadlines stated)

 


5.  ZCO CA  ‘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, totaling more than US$1.3 million to 428 women representing 57 countries.

How to Apply

ZCO CA Application for 2022:     JMK Application 2022

ZCO CA Jane M. Klausman 2022 Poster:  JMK Poster 2022

Posted: Jan/2022 > Deadline:  April 15, 2022



6.  ZCO CA  ‘NEW IMMIGRANT WOMAN AWARD’

What is the New Immigrant Woman 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.

English Poster:  (opens in new window as PDF) click here!

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$1,000 will be presented to the awardee.

How to Apply

New Immigrant Award 2022 (English)

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New Immigrant Award 2022 (French)

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