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. Grant applications are due in March.
Award: A framed certificate and recognition at a Zonta meeting. This Award recognizes women aged 55+ who have significantly contributed to our community.
Each year, we choose 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. Application due: November 30
Award: $1000 CDN, with the potential to compete for $1500 USD and then $4000 USD at Zonta's District and International levels. The Award encourages young women to participate in public and community affairs and issues. Female high school students 16-19 years old whom show commitment to public service through volunteerism and demonstrated leadership skills are eligible. Application due: Deadline December 10, 2019. | Learn more
Award: $1000 CDN, with the potential to compete for $2000 USD and then $8000 USD at Zonta's District and International levels. The Award encourages women to seek leadership positions in business-related fields, increasing women in executive business management positions. Women enrolled in an undergraduate or Master's business program whom achieve outstanding academic results and demonstrate initiative and ambition for a career in business management are eligible. Award application will be available in February 2020, with a deadline of May 15th 2020. For more information contact Valerie Meyer
Award: $1,000 Club level; eligibility for $2,000 USD District level, which leads to eligibility for $8,000 USD at the International level.
The Women in Technology Scholarships are awarded to women of any age who are pursuing a technology degree or closely related program, or women who are pursuing continued advancement in technology. Award application in early 2020 with a deadline of May 15, 2020. For more information contact Valerie Meyer| Learn more
Award: One of approximately 40 $10,000 USD fellowships. Established in 1938 to honour famed pilot and Zontian Amelia Earhart, these fellowships support women pursuing doctoral degrees in aerospace-related sciences and engineering. Women with superior academic records whom are enrolled in aerospace-related doctoral degree programs at a registered college or university are eligible. Application due: November 15 for the following academic year. | Learn more