Zonta International Awards      

Young Women In Public Affairs Awards


Since 1990, Zonta International has presented 498 district and international Young Women in Public Affairs Awards to young women from 49 countries.  Zonta Swan Hills calls for submissions each year for this award and the successful candidate receives $500 and then proceeds to the Area Level and the District 23 Level of the Award.

In the 2008-2010 Biennium, a total of US$ 94,000 will be apportioned to 32 districts at US$ 1,000 and five international awards of US$3,000 for each year of the biennium.

More information on this award and our Zonta Swan Hills Recipients.




The Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship Fund


Jane Klausman, a Zontian for many years, wanted to help women on their path to successful business careers. As part of her estate plan, she included a general bequest to the Zonta Foundation to establish this scholarship.

Each year six international scholarships each of US$5,000 are presented to women pursuing undergraduate degrees in business.

In the 2008-2010 Biennium a total of US$ 120,000 is apportioned as 12 international scholarships at US$5,000 each year of the biennium.

A Jane M Klausman Women in Business Scholarship Area 3 was presented to Lori-Ann Shibish at the Founders Day Dinner on 8th November 2014.

Area 3 Director Jane Moulden presenting Jane M Klausman Award to Lori-Ann Shibish


Lori-Ann is currently studying her Masters of Tourism Management at Edith Cowan University.
Her Master's research paper focuses on Aboriginal cultural and ecotourism development in national parks.



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Amelia Earhart Fellowship


The Amelia Earhart Fellowship is one of the oldest awards established by Zonta International.  The award supports women pursuing a PhD in aerospace-related sciences and engineering.  It was established in 1938 to honour Amelia Earhart, a Zontian and the first woman to fly solo over the Atlantic Ocean.


The fellowships are currently worth US$10,000 each.

Successful first time applicants may also apply for a second fellowship.



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Objectives of Zonta International


(a) To Provide service at the global and local level;

(b) To improve the legal, political, economic, educational, health and professional status of women;

(c) To work for the advancement of understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of executives in business and the professions;

(d) To promote justice and universal respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms;

(e) To be united internationally to foster high ethical standards, to implement service programs, and to provide mutual support and fellowship for members who serve their communities, their nations, and the universe.

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