Scholarships and Awards

Young Women in Public Affairs Award

Young Women in Public Affairs 2019 award winner Sifa Lwesso, with District 4 Governor Bonnie Clesse.

The goal of the YWPA award is to encourage women students to enter careers in public affairs, public policy, and community organizations. The award recognizes the commitment of pre-university women students, aged 16 to 19 years, to serve their communities and to advance the status of women worldwide.

This award is granted annually by the Zonta Club of St. Catharines. Students attending high school in Beamsville, Grimsby, Lincoln, St. Catharines and Thorold are welcome to apply.

The local club award winner then becomes a candidate for the District award. The District 4 winner receives $1,000 U.S. and the opportunity to compete for one of ten Zonta International awards of $4,000 U.S. Since 1993, the following club winners have won the District award and two have won International:
2000 Phoebe Smith
2006 Lyndsay Crump (also an International winner)
2014 Christina Weber
2017 Eva Wanyu Ren (also an International winner)

Value of local award: $500.00
Application deadline date: February

Applications are available at secondary school guidance departments.

For further details regarding the local programme, consult the awards section of the District School Board of Niagara website under Zonta International Young Women in Public Affairs Award.

Find out more about  the Zonta International YWPA programme.

 

Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship

The Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship helps women pursuing a business undergraduate or master’s degree who demonstrate outstanding potential in the field.

Value of local award: $500
Application deadline: June 1st
Applications are available by email request using the “CONTACT US” tab found on our webpage menu or online at Zonta International – Jane M. Klausman Women In Business Scholarship.

The local club winner becomes a candidate for the District 4 scholarship valued at $2,000 U.S. The District scholarship winner then becomes a candidate for the Zonta International Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship. Six international scholarships are granted annually valued at $8,000 U.S. each.

Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship local club winners:
2014 Jennifer Philpott, Brock University (also a District 4 Winner)
2015 Regan Fitzgerald, Brock University (also a District 4 Winner)
2016 Leona Yiu, Brock University
2017 Diana Chan, Brock University