Zonta Women In Science Award
Zonta Club of Auckland Cherry Raymond Award
Hibiscus Scholarship Education Award
Hawke’s Bay Awards
South Auckland Study Award
Whitireia Scholarship Award
Zonta Canterbury Tertiary Education Scholarship
Zonta Club of Marlborough Awards
Zonta Club of WaimakarIrI Environmental Award
Dame Silvia Cartwright Scholarship (Hamilton-Waikato Club)
Presidents’ Scholarship (East Auckland)
Jane M. Klausman Scholarship
Young Women in Public Affairs Scholarship
Amelia Earhart Fellowship
District 16 Awards:
50 Women of Achievement and 50
Young Women of Potential
Zonta Woman of the Biennium
Zonta District 16 Cherry Raymond Award
Women have made great strides in the pursuit of education, careers and leadership roles they were once denied; however, today, women are still more likely to be pouring the coffee in global boardrooms than sitting on the boards.
In 2010, women held only 9.32% of the board seats in the top 100 listed companies on the new Zealand Stock Exchange NZSX 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.
Since 1938 the program’s inception, Zonta has awarded 358 scholarships to 275 women from 47 countries.
Recipients receive $US2000 for District Recipients and 6 international awards of $US8,000.
In District 16 (New Zealand) the Jane M Klausman Scholarship is supported by Kepa Financial Services and the recipient receives $NZ1000-00 in addition to the amounts funded by the Zonta International Foundation.
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.
|2016||Sarah-Michelle Washer||Hamilton||NZ Award Winner & Zonta International Award|
|2015||Katie Keir||Auckland||NZ Award Winner & Zonta International Award|
|2014||Kate McCaw||Auckland North Shore||NZ Award Winner & Zonta International Award|
|2013||Alana Scott||Hamilton||NZ Award Winner & Zonta International Award|
|2012||Nupur Upadhyay||Auckland||NZ Award Winner & Zonta International Award|
|2011||Rosana Cooper||Palmerston Nth||NZ Award Winner|
|2010||Hannah Broederlow||Palmerston Nth||NZ Award Winner & Zonta International Award|
|2009||Valeria Kern||Auckland||NZ Award Winner & Zonta International Award|
|2008||Genevieve Cooper||Wanganui||NZ Award Winner & Zonta International Award|
The progress of women in the last century has dramatically increased the opportunities available to women, yet women’s participation in positions of public influence continues to lag behind. Zonta International believes young women are the key to women’s advancement in the field of public service.
The Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Awards program recognizes young women for their demonstrated leadership skills and commitment to public service and civic causes and encourages them to continue their participation in public and political life.
Since the program’s inception in 1991 , Zonta has given 721 awards totalling $621,750 to 629 young women from 51 countries. District recipients receive $US1,500 and 10 international awards of $US4,000.
In District 16 (New Zealand) the Young Women in Public Affairs Award is supported by Kepa Financial Services and the recipient receives $NZ1000-00 in addition to the amounts funded by the Zonta International Foundation.
|2017||Emilly Fan||NZ Award Winner & Zonta International Award|
|2016||Loren Skudder-Hill||Rotorua||NZ Award Winner|
|2015||Gauri Prabhakar||Auckland||NZ Award Winner|
|2014||Danielle Newton||Whangarei||NZ Award Winner & Zonta International Award|
|2013||Isobel Ferguson||Ashburton||NZ Award Winner & Zonta International Award|
|2012||Kerry Anne Mackereth||Auckland||NZ Award Winner
|2011||Katje Heesterman||Wellington||NZ Award Winner
|2010||Sue Wei 'Sylvie' Chan||Auckland||NZ Award Winner
|2009||Charlotte Davis||Wellington||NZ Award Winner
|2008||Rosa Stickings||Dunedin||NZ Award Winner
Today, women remain a distinct minority in science and engineering, representing approximately 10 percent of professionals in these fields. The Amelia Earhart Fellowship program helps talented women, pursuing advanced studies in the typically male-dominated fields of aerospace-related sciences and engineering, achieve their educational goals.
The Fellowship enables these women to invest in state-of-the-art computers to conduct their research, purchase expensive books and resource materials, and participate in specialized studies around the globe. Amelia Earhart Fellows have gone on to become astronauts, aerospace engineers, astronomers, professors, geologists, business owners, heads of companies, even Secretary of the US Air Force.
Since 1938 and the program’s inception, Zonta has awarded 1,438 Amelia Earhart Fellowships, totaling US$8.6 million, to 1,014 women from 70 countries. Since 1996 there have been 35-40 awards annually, now worth $US10,000. Amelia Earhart Fellowships are made possible by generous contributions to the Zonta International Foundation Amelia Earhart Fellowship Fund.
Past recipents: 2012 & 2013 – Zerrin Turkeli-Ramadan and 2016 Maedeh Amirpourmolla
For more information: About Zerrin Turkeli-Ramadan and Maedeh Amirpourmolla Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship Details.
Zonta New Zealand announced at the Rotorua Conference (Sept 2015) have now closed for the Zonta New Zealand 50 Women of Achievement and Zonta New Zealand 50 Young Women of Potential Awards. Full press release here. The awards are in two categories.
The Zonta New Zealand 50 Women of Achievement – women who have over and above her career, contributed to empowering girls and women in New Zealand and/or globally. View application here.
The Zonta New Zealand 50 Young Women of Potential – young women aged 16 to 24 years of age on 12 December 2015 who demonstrate evidence of active commitment to volunteerism, leadership and interest in making a significant contribution to empowering girls and women in New Zealand and/or globally. View application here.
The Award Recipients were announced on International Woman’s Day on 8 March 2016.
This Biennial Award recognises an outstanding New Zealand woman, whose contribution to the lives of women and girls in the New Zealand community epitomises the values and aspirations of Zonta International.
Nominations Close 31 May in odd years e.g. 2013, 2015. To apply click here.
New Zealand recipient announced and presented at D16 Biennial Conference. (Note: criteria for this Award has changed in 2008)
|2016 - 2018||Mai Chen|
|2014 - 2016||Lesley Elliott|
|2012 - 2014||Heather Henare|
|2010 - 2012||Deborah Bush|
|2008 - 2010||Dame Adrienne Stewart|
|2006 - 2008||Annah Stretton|
New Zealand recipient announced and presented at D16 Biennial Conference
Cherry Raymond Zonta International District 16 has established a permanent Award in memory of Cherry Raymond, Regional Representative 1972-1974, who established Zonta International in New Zealand and was subsequently elected Governor District 16 from 1990-1992. Cherry was a charter member of the Zonta Club on Auckland, and a committed advocate for women’s rights and gender equality. The members of the Zonta Club of Auckland initiated the establishment of this Award in her memory, and it was approved by the District 16 Conference in 2007.
It will be granted to a Zonta International District 16 Club that has successfully undertaken a service and/or advocacy activity in their area that is considered by the District 16 Board to epitomise the Zonta mission of advancing the status of women.
The Club that receives this Award may exclusively use the by-line:
“Zonta International District 16 Cherry Raymond Award Recipient 2016 – 2018”
For more information and Application Form click here. The current biennium projects can be viewed here.
|2015||Zonta Club of Wanganui|
|2013||Zonta Club of Metropolitan Dunedin|
|2011||Zonta Club of Mangawhai|
|2009||Zonta Club of North Shore|
ZONTA WOMEN IN SCIENCE AWARD
The Zonta Science Award is a biennial post-doctoral Award for New Zealand women scientists. The Award is aimed at an emerging scientist rather than someone well-established. Preference is given to women within seven years of obtaining PhD, working or studying within the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, mathematics).
The winner receives $15,000 cash and $3,000 towards overseas travel and a commemorative medal.
For further information on the 2018 award contact email@example.com
Online application forms are available at http://www.zontascience.org.nz/
Applications for the 2018 Zonta Science Award close on Monday 8 February 2018.
Zonta Announces 2018 Science Award Recipent
The Governor General, the Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy, has announced the 15th Biennial Zonta Science Award Winner at a ceremony at Government House. The 2018 recipient is Dr Jessie Prebble, recently employed as a Plant Systematist at Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research. Jessie was selected as this year’s recipient after a rigorous selection process following the receipt of 33 very strong applications from early career women scientists.
Jessie has chosen to use the award to visit three laboratories in the USA and to work with leading plant scientists at the University of Florida. There, she will learn a new technique of DNA sequencing which improves scientist’s ability to discover and describe species. Identifying species quickly and accurately is an important first step in managing them effectively. She will then be able to share this new knowledge with other scientists in New Zealand.
Congratulations Jessie for well deserved win.
The Science Award has been presented to 15 recipients since it was started in 1990 and in recognition of the calibre of past winners, an Album of Winners 1990-2016 has been compiled and is available here
THE ZONTA CLUB OF AUCKLAND CHERRY RAYMOND AWARD
Offered annually to a woman living or working in the Auckland area for a project which demonstrates the objectives of Zonta International. Organised by the Zonta Club of Auckland. Applications are called for in July/August – Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
HIBISCUS SCHOLARSHIP EDUCATION AWARD
Offered biennially to a women aged 30+ living on the Hibiscus Coast undertaking any NZQA accredited course of study. Contact email@example.com
HAWKES BAY AWARDS
Each year the Zonta Club of Hawke’s Bay holds an award that further advances the status of women. The Catherine Charman Award is awarded every second year (even years e.g. 2010, 2012) and annually there is a Young Women of Public Affairs. Each award targets a different group of women from the Hawke’s Bay (Danniverke to Wairoa). Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
SOUTH AUCKLAND STUDY AWARD
The Zonta Club of South Auckland offers a Study Award of up to $5000 annually to a South Auckland woman 25 years and over to further her study or to fulfil her career ambitions. Applications are evaluated on effort and determination to complete their objective, the value of the project to themselves and the community, and their need for financial assistance. Further information can be found on the Club’s website www.zontasouthauckland.org.nz
WHITIREIA SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
This award is presented to a female student of the Whitireia Polytechnic located in Porirua City. The student must be in their final year and have completed their tertiary studies to a high level and exhibit outstanding capability and commitment. The fields of study will include: textiles, jewellery, print making, paint, sculpture, fashion design, photography and other art forms.
The award of $3,000 is donated by the Zonta Club of Mana and presented at an event in November each year in conjunction with the Whitireia Polytechnic. The award was established in 2012.
ZONTA CANTERBURY TERTIARY EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is given by the Zonta International Canterbury Tertiary Education Trust which is made up of Trustess from the 4 Canterbury clubs. It was established in 1990 by the Zonta Clubs of Chrsitchurch to assist Canterbury wormen undertaking a course of tertiary study. Preference is given to women students over 30 plus, in need of financial assistance.
The current value of the Scholarship is up to $3000 per annum to support tertiary study. The tenure of the Scholarship may be for a period of up to three years (subject to proven academic achievement being reached each year), including this year. The closing date is the 1st March 2017. The application form can be viewed here.
ZONTA CLUB OF MARLBOROUGH AWARDS
The intent of the scholarship is to help those young women whose future tertiary study is in danger of being curtailed through financial constraints. It was established in 1997 and the Marlborough Zonta Club seeks to have the scholarship awarded to young women who have a real need to improve their educational and financial position.
Further information can be viewed here.
ZONTA CLUB OF WAIMAKARIRI ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD
Canterbury-Westland Schools’ Science and Technology Fair
The Environmental Award has been organised by Beverley Stratford from the Zonta Club of Waimakariri for the last 19 years. The criteria for this award is “To increase public awareness of the diverse environmental issues in Canterbury through projects, studies, inventions, recycling schemes and conservation or water reduction projects.” The prize consists of:
ZONTA CLUB OF HAMILTON-WAIKATO DAME SILVIA CARTWRIGHT SCHOLARSHIP
The Dame Silvia Cartwright Scholarship is awarded to a woman, 25 years or older, studying at a tertiary institution in the Waikato region. This scholarship is offered in even numbered years only ie 2014, 2016, 2018. The application form can be found here.
PRESIDENTS’ SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION (ZONTA CLUB OF EAST AUCKLAND INC.)
To be eligible to apply for the Presidents’ Scholarship you must meet the following criteria:
1. The applicant is a woman who:
2. within the boundaries of the Zonta Club of East Auckland (Geographical area inclusive of those suburbs between Panmure and the Northern boundary of Manurewa)
Closing Date 4.00 pm 31st July each year.
For Further information or to request an application pack, contact the Secretary, Zonta Club of East Auckland, email@example.com.
Information about Club Scholarships and Awards can be obtained directly from Zonta Clubs. Click here to locate the Club nearest you