The Zonta Club of Sydney Breakfast provides a number of awards and scholarships locally. These include:

Women in Engineering and Technology Award

Initiated in 2002, this club award encourages women studying engineering and technology. Judging and presentation take place in association with the Women in Engineering & Technology Program at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). It comprises a cash prize and recognition within Zonta and at UTS. 

Indigenous Student Award

Initiated in 2019, this award encourage an indigenous  secondary school student in Western NSW to continue her education. Many of these  young women will be the first in the family to go on to complete secondary school.

ZCSB also supports the Zonta International Awards program, by encouraging local women and girls to apply for the awards. We support them to have their applications judged at local and district level, and if successful, they go on to international judging.

International Awards

The Young Woman in Public Affairs Award

The Young Woman in Public Affairs award – open to young women aged between 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.  The applicant who is successful at our club level (receiving a prize of $500) is then eligible to be entered in the district award (potential prize $US1,500).  If successful at a district level, the applicant will be put forward for the international prize, which is awarded to 10 successful applicants and is valued at $US5,000.  To read more about the Young Women in Public Affairs Award or to apply for 2021 click here.

Women in Technology Award

New in 2019 is the Women in Technology Scholars award, for women studying or entering a career in technology.   Clubs, Districts and International awards are available, with the District award valued at $US2,000 and the International prize valued at $US8,000. LEARN MORE

The JM Klausman Women in Business Award

The Jane M Klausman women in Business scholarship – helps women pursue undergraduate and master’s degrees in business management and overcome gender barriers from the classroom to the boardroom.  Applicants are assessed at a club level, and if successful may be entered in the district award (valued at $US2,000).  The successful district applicant will be considered for the international prize, which is awarded to up to six applicants and is valued at $US8,000. LEARN MORE

The Amelia Earhart Award

The Amelia Earhart Fellowship was established in 1938 in honor of famed pilot and Zontian, Amelia Earhart. The US$10,000 Fellowship is awarded annually to up to 35 women pursuing Ph.D./doctoral degrees in aerospace engineering and space sciences. It may be used at any university or college offering accredited post-graduate courses and degrees in these fields.  LEARN MORE