Scholarships & Awards

Young Women in Public Affairs Award

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 $1,500 U.S. and the opportunity to compete for one of ten Zonta International awards of $5,000 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:  March, 15 2022

Applications are available by email request to [email protected] , or online at: Zonta International YWPA Application

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 30, 2022
Application Materials 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 application of the local club winner is forwarded to the District Awards committee who select the District 4 winner of one of the 37 Zonta International Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships valued at $5,000 U.S.

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

2019 Daniela Gatti, Brock University

2021 Aisha Khan