Zonta Awards

As part of its mandate to improve the education and the professional status of women, the Zonta Club of Ottawa established an annual bursary and awards program.

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Prem Grainger, (L) Presenting Allison Montiminy (C) with the 2016 Jean M. Coon Humanitarian Award, with Yvonne Quinton (R), District 2, Area 4 Director, Zonta International by her side.

Prem Grainger, (L) Presenting Allison Montiminy (C) with the 2016 Jean M. Coon Humanitarian Award, with Yvonne Quinton (R), District 2, Area 4 Director, Zonta International by her side.

Youth Awards

Young Women in Public Affairs

What is the Young Women in Public Affairs Award?

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 Zonta Club of Ottawa offers one annual award of CA$800.  The Ottawa winner’s application will be eligible for the District 2 competition and the winner of the District 2 recipient will receive US$1,000. Ten International recipients are selected from all District recipients to receive awards of US$4,000 each. District and International awards are funded by the Zonta International Foundation.

Who May Apply?

Eligibility:  Young women age 16 to 19 living in the Ottawa area with:  *  Active commitment to volunteerism * Volunteer leadership achievements * Experience in local government, student government or workplace leadership * Knowledge of Zonta International and its programs * Advocating in advancing the status of women worldwide.

Application form is now Available

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Jean M. Coon Humanitarian Award

What is the Jean M. Coon Humanitarian Award?

The award honours high school juniors or seniors for excellence in community service.

What is the value of the award?

The award is CA$500.  A winner will be chosen by the Zonta Club of Ottawa and a cash award will be presented to the awardee at the Zonta Awards Reception in May, 2016. . Each club winner becomes a District finalist. The District Award Winner will be presented at the Zonta Dictrict 2 Seminar in October 2016.

Who may apply?

Eligibility:  Young women high school juniors or seniors in the Ottawa area performing outstanding community Service.

Application form is now Available

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Theatre Arts Awards

Emerging Theatre Artists:  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.

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University Awards

The Zonta Club of Ottawa provides financial assistance to mature female undergraduate students registered at the University of Ottawa or Carleton University. An applicant must be a mature woman student who has completed high school and who is entering or returning to university after an interruption in her formal education.

The 2015/2016 Award information is available online through the University of Ottawa and Carleton University Financial Services Bursary Programs.

University of Ottawa Full Bursary Details

Carleton University Full Bursary Details  –  (Application)

The winners will be notified by their respective university financial aid office.  The winners are invited to attend our Annual Awards Ceremony. (More information to come)


JMK Award

Watch for application information early in 2017

Watch for application information early in 2017

The Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship (JMK)

The Zonta International Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship program was established to encourage women business students to seek leadership and executive positions in the field of business management, as well as other business-related fields.

The Jane M. Klausman Scholarship is awarded at the club, district and international levels. Each year, Zonta International offers scholarships of US$1,000 each at the district level and twelve international scholarships in the amount of US$7,000 each. Any woman undertaking a business and/or business-related program in at least the second year of an undergraduate program through the final year of a Master’s Program, at the time the application, if submitted is eligible to apply. The recipient must still be attending school when receiving the funds in November.

The Zonta Club of Ottawa will provide a CA$500 scholarship in 2016 to a woman of outstanding potential who is pursuing business studies at a university in the Ottawa region. The club winner’s application will then be forwarded to the district competition. The district evaluating committee selects one applicant


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New Immigrant Award – 2017

The 2017 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.

The Zonta Club of Ottawa invites applications for this $1,000 Award.

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

To apply, e-mail, zontaottawa@rogers.com with:

• Your resume and cover letter

• Two references from persons who are not relatives

Application due:   April 30, 2017

Awards Committees

Each year Zonta Club members volunteer to serve on one or more Awards Committees.  They organize the distribution of applications and the selection of Award winners.



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