Grants & Awards

Throughout the year, we strive to raise funds for grants and awards through fundraising and events that support and advance the status of women.



Grants are provided to not-for profit or charitable organizations in Kitchener-Waterloo and international programs sponsored by Zonta International Foundation that focus on the advancement of the status of women. Please join us at our three fundraising activities: International Women's Day in March, Betty Thompson Golf Classic in May, and Zonta Film Festival in November. 



Grant applications are available in January and due in
March, with specific due dates and criteria available on the application form. If you have any questions about grants or the application process, please contact us at​​.  

Grant Application
Awards & Scholarships

We encourage you to apply for our awards and scholarships, or to send the information to your eligible friends and family members! To learn more about each award, including full eligibility requirements and exact application due dates, please click on the "Apply" buttons. 

Women of Achievement


​Purpose: To recognize women aged 55+ who have significantly contributed to our community. 

Eligibility: Each year, our club chooses different criteria from which we recognize women aged 55+ for their contributions to the community. Please see the application form for this years eligibility requirements. 

Award: A framed certificate and recognition at a Zonta meeting. 

Application due: November 15

Young Women in

Public Affairs Award

Purpose: To encourage young women to participate in public and community affairs and issues. Click here to see the poster.

Eligibility: Female high school students 16-19 years old who show commitment to public service through volunteerism and demonstrated leadership skills.  

Award: $1000 CDN, with the potential to compete for $1000 USD and then $3000 USD at Zonta's District and International levels.

Application due: February 5


Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship 

Purpose: To encourage women to seek leadership positions in business-related fields, increasing women in executive business management positions.

Eligibility: Women enrolled in an undergraduate or Master's business program who achieve outstanding academic results and demonstrate initiative and ambition for a career in business management.  

Award: $1000 CDN, with the potential to compete for $1000 USD and then $7000 USD at Zonta's District and International levels.

Application due: March 20

Amelia Earhart

Fellowship Awards 

Purpose: Established in 1938 to honour famed pilot and Zontian Amelia Earhart, these fellowships support women pursuing doctoral degrees in aerospace-related sciences and engineering. 

Eligibility: Women with superior academic records who are enrolled
in aerospace-related doctoral degree programs at a registered college or university. 

Award: One of approximately 40 $10,000 USD fellowships

Application due: May to November for the following academic year.   

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