Awards and Scholarships
Zonta Clubs around New Zealand offer a range of Awards and Scholarship for women and girls.
Equality in education is an essential human right, critical to development for all. For women and girls, education provides the tools and resources to empower them to make decisions about their lives and the future of their families.
While significant progress has been made in achieving gender equality in primary and secondary school enrolment, significant gaps still remain at the university level. These gaps are even more significant in fields traditionally dominated by men. To address these gaps and promote gender equality in education, Zonta International supports three programs for women and girls pursuing education and careers in the traditionally male-dominated fields of aerospace sciences and engineering, business and business management and public affairs.
These programs are made possible through donations made to local Zonta Clubs, to District 16 and to the Zonta International Foundation.
The list of current awards offered in District 16 are outlined below. In addition to these awards Clubs throughout the country offer a range of specific Club awards – for details contact individual clubs (refer Find a Club)