Young Women in Public Affairs Program

The Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Award recognizes young women, ages 16-19, who demonstrate superior leadership skills and a commitment to public service and civic causes, and encourages them to continue their participation in public and political life. 

How to Apply:

For detailed information and the application go to Young Women in Public Affairs Award

Applications are to be submitted by email or mailed to the local club in your area. The club will establish the date by which the application is due, but in all cases, the club must select it's winner and submit the application package to the Committee Chair Person by April 1st.
For any questions, Email the Young Women in Public Affairs Committee Chair Person at YWPA@zonta-district11.org

Applications are accepted by email only. Applications submitted by email must be signed and sent as a PDF.

Eligibility criteria for the YWPA Award:

Applicants must be

  • Women of age 16 to 19 years old.
  • Living or studying in a Zonta district or region at the time of application.

Applicants must also demonstrate evidence of the following:

  • Active commitment to volunteerism
  • Experience in local or student government
  • Volunteer leadership achievements
  • Knowledge of Zonta International and its programs
  • Advocating on behalf of Zonta International's mission to advance the status of women worldwide.
Jane M. Klausman Women In Business Scholarship

The Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship supports women pursuing undergraduate and master’s degrees in business management.


How to Apply:

For detailed information and the application go to Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship

Applications are to be submitted by email or mailed to the local club in your area. The club will establish the date by which the application is due, but in all cases, the club must select it's winner and submit the application package to the Committee Chair Person by July 1st.

For any questions, Email the Jane M. Klausman Committee Chair Person.

Return completed application and required documents to:
Klausman@zonta-district11.org

Eligibility criteria for the JMK Award:

Women of any age, pursuing an accredited business or business-related program who demonstrate outstanding potential in the field, are eligible and encouraged to apply.

For a full list of the eligibility and application requirements, please refer to the application.

Applications must be submitted through a Zonta club. Applications are accepted by email only, must be signed and sent as a PDF.

Amelia Earhart Fellowship Program

The Amelia Earhart Fellowship expands opportunities for women pursuing advanced studies in the typically male-dominated fields of aerospace-related sciences and aerospace-related engineering.


How to Apply:

Applications are submitted to Zonta International. For detailed information and the application go to Amelia Earhart Fellowship Application Process

 For District 11 questions, Email the Amelia Earhart Committee Chair Person
Earhart@zonta-district11.org

Application deadline is 15 November

Women of any nationality pursuing a Ph.D./doctoral degree, who demonstrate a superior academic record in the field of aerospace-related sciences or aerospace-related engineering, are eligible and encouraged to apply. For a full list of the eligibility and application requirements, please refer to the application.

Since the program’s inception, Zonta International has awarded 1,508 Amelia Earhart Fellowships, totaling more than US$9.3 million, to 1,079 women from 70 countries.

These fellowships are made possible through generous donations to the Zonta International Foundation.