The Zonta Club of Sydney provides a number of awards and scholarships. These include :
An award to a top female student awarded an MBA from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) each year.
An award to a student of nursing and midwifery from the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) each year.
A scholarship to assist a student studying a non-traditional women’s discipline who attends The Women’s College at the University of Sydney.
An award for a female Indigenous student in high school who shows leadership within her school or community.
Along with these awards, the Zonta Club of Sydney also supports the Zonta International Awards program. These awards include –
The Young Woman in Public Affairs award – open to young women aged between 16 – 19 who demonstrate superior leadership skills and a commitment to public service and civic causes, and encourages them to continue their participation in public and political life. The applicant who is successful at our club level (receiving a prize of $500) then is eligible to be entered in the district award (potential prize $US1500). If successful at a district level, the applicant then will be put forward for the international prize, which is awarded to 10 successful applicants and is valued at $US5000. To read more about the Young Women in Public Affairs Award or to apply for 2021 click here. (2021 now closed, stay tuned for applications for 2022)
The Jane M Klausman women in Business scholarship – helps women pursue undergraduate and master’s degrees in business management and overcome gender barriers from the classroom to the boardroom. Applicants are assessed at a club level, and if successful may be entered in the district award (valued at $US2000). The successful district applicant will be considered for the international prize, which is awarded to up to six applicants and is valued at $US8000.
Since 2019 there is also the Women in Technology Scholars award, for women studying or entering a career in technology. Twenty International awards are now available from 2021, with the prize valued at $US8000. Applications for 2021 close October 15 – find out more about entering here