Scholarships & Awards

We empower women and girls through education

Zonta strives to raise the status of women through the empowerment of education. To meet this goal a number of scholarships and awards are offered both locally and internationally.


The Zonta International Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Award Program encourages young women to participate in public affairs by recognising the candidate’s commitment to the volunteer sector, volunteer leadership
achievements and dedication to empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy. 




The Jane M Klausman (JMK) scholarship programme helps women pursue undergraduate and Master’s degrees in business management and overcome gender barriers from the classroom.


The Zonta International Women in Technology Scholarship is to encourage women to pursue education and opportunities and take on leadership roles in technology.


The Biennial Zonta Science Award was established to further the status of women in scientific fields. The Award is for an emerging woman scientist (i.e. recent PhD graduate rather than a woman well established in the science field).


The Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowships are awarded annually to women pursuing a Ph.D./doctoral degree conducting research applied to aerospace engineering or aerospace sciences.