Category Archive: Scholarships and Awards

  1. District 11 Celebrates 5 International Award Winners

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    3 Amelia Earhart Award Winners: Jin Yan from China, studying Industrial Engineering at Florida State University; Puja Upadhyay from Nepal, studying Mechanical Engineering at Florida State University; and Fanny Maud Besem from Belgium, studying Aerodynamics at Duke University.
    These ladies were presented their wings in Franklin, NC and Talahassee, FL.

    JMK Award Winner: Josepha Segbefia from Ghana, submitted by the Zonta Club of Columbia. Josepha is studying Accounting at Benedict College.

    YWPA Award Winner: Anika Yasmin, submitted by the Zonta Club of Key West, is studying Biological Engineering at MIT.

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    Jin Yan, 2nd 2014 AE fellow at FSU College of Engineering Tallahassee, Florida, with advisor, Dr. Okenwa Okoli, Zontians Lorraine Summers & Pam Ridley and ZCTallahassee President Sooni Raymaker

  2. Congratulations Boca Raton Golden Z Club

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    Congratulations to Palm Beach State College Golden Z Club, sponsored by the Zonta Club of Boca Raton, for achieving 2nd place for the 2014 Emma L. Conlon Service Awards.

    DATE:                        10 June 2014

    TO:                 Zonta International Board

    FROM:            Lori Robinson, Z and Golden Z Club Committee Chairman

    SUBJECT:     2014 Emma L. Conlon Service Award Recipients

    CC:                 Zonta International Committee Chairmen, 2012-2014 and 2014-2016 Governors and Region South America Representatives, Z and Golden Z Club Committee Members and Zonta International Staff

    I am pleased to announce the six recipients for the 2014 Emma L. Conlon Service Awards:

    Award Place Golden Z Club Sponsoring Zonta Club District Award Amount
    1st St. Michael’s College Golden Z Club Zonta Club of Laguna, Philippines 17 $ 1,000
    2nd Palm Beach State College Golden Z Club Zonta Club of Boca Raton, USA 11 $    500
    3rd Hong Kong University Student’s Union Golden Z Club Zonta Club of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 17 $    250

     

    Award Place Z Club Sponsoring Zonta Club District Award Amount
    1st Z Club of Laguna Zonta Club of Laguna, Philippines 17 $ 1,000
    2nd Laramie High School Z Club Zonta Club of Laramie, USA 12 $    500
    3rd St. Augustine Z Club Zonta Club of Brampton-Caledon, Canada 4 $    250

    Twelve applications were received from Z clubs and five applications from Golden Z clubs for the 2014 competition. Six awards will be given as listed above.

    The six Emma L. Conlon Service Award recipients’ service projects will be posted on the Zonta International website by the end of July.

    Thank you for all your help in promoting the Zonta International Emma L. Conlon Service Award Program.  If you have any questions regarding this program, please feel free to contact me or Martina Gamboa at Zonta Headquarters.

    With kind regards,

    Lori Robinson

    Z and Golden Z Club Committee Chairman

  3. District 11 candidate wins 2014 Young Women in Public Affairs Award

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    Anika Yasmin, nominated by the Zonta Club of Key West, is one of 10 winners of the 2014 YWPA Award!

    Here is the announcement:

    Dear Zonta International Board, International Committee Chairmen,  Governors and Region South America Representative:

    Upon the recommendation of the Zonta International YWPA Award Committee, the Zonta International Board approved 32 YWPA district and Region South America recipients and 10 international recipients for the 2014 Young Women in Public Affairs Awards, as listed on the following page.

    Thirty–two exceptional applicants from 17 countries were considered in the final selection for the 10 US$4,000 international awards. We can be proud of these very outstanding young women and the commitment of our clubs to the YWPA Award!

    Thank you for all your help in promoting Zonta International and its Young Women in Public Affairs Award Program.

    Application materials for next year and biographical descriptions of the 2014 international recipients will be available on the Zonta International website at a later date.

    With kind regards,

    Ute Scholz

    International YWPA Award Committee Chairman

     

  4. ZI 2014 AE fellows at May 2014 ZCT luncheon

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    2 Florida State University engineering students and 2014 AE fellowship winners were guestsnat our Tallahassee Club May lunch meeting.  Jin Yan(District 11) from China and Puja Upadhyay (District 25)from Nepal

    L to R: Jin Yan_Puja Upadhyay, newly chosen Amelia Earhart Fello

  5. District 11 Young Women in Public Affairs Winner

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    YWPA 2013 Poster Design

    We received thirteen applications from the clubs in District 11. From these outstanding young women, the committee voted and we are pleased to announce that Gabriela Brown, from the Zonta Club of Tallahassee is this year’s District winner.

    Gaby plans to attend Emory University and major in International Business, and minor in Political Science.

    She dedicated her “16th” birthday to an organization she founded called “Pink It Up” to honor her cousin who passed away from a rare form of breast cancer, and she requested that all donations be made to the Sharon Ewing Walker Breast Health Center at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital instead of receiving gifts. So far she has raised $5000, short of her goal of $16,000, but she’s still working on the project.

    She was an intern for Organizing for America. She organized a competition between the local high schools in order to improve turnout for the elections. Between the other interns and herself, they created to promote the candidates, and canvassed local neighborhoods reminding voters to cast their ballots and make a difference.

    Through “Gaby’s Closet”, her non-profit business partnership with the Refuge House of Tallahassee, she supports and advocates for women and children who have been affected by domestic abuse. Her business gathers gently used clothes, books, toys, and other essentials for these women and children escaping from abusive relationships and seeking assistance to acclimate back into society. “Gaby’s Closet” has gathered over 300 bags of goods. If a woman feels that she has the support she needs whether it is clothing, shelter, or food when she leaves an abusive relationship, then she will have the confidence to stand up for herself and leave the volatile relationship.

    Gaby has held leadership roles all through high school, is on the tennis team, and in the band, while taking ten AP classes. She also has studied three foreign languages at the same time. She has put in over 400 service hours while maintaining a high grade point average