District 4

Awards (Education)

Promoting Education

Building Our future

District 4 and our clubs promote gender equality in education to further develop a pool of talented women for the future that men traditionally dominate. To address gaps, our District supports four programs for women and girls pursuing education and careers in aerospace sciences and engineering, business and business management, and public affairs. We proudly announce that the Women in STEM scholarship pilot program will continue and encourage women to pursue leadership roles in STEM programs.

Many clubs offer financial awards and scholarships to enable young women to further their pursuit of higher education, but it is unnecessary to sponsor an application at the District level.

Future Leaders


Trisha Kotakonda 2023 Winner

The goal of the Zonta International Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Award Program is to honour young women aged 16 to 19 who demonstrate a commitment to leadership in public policy, government, and volunteer organizations. In District 4, clubs will submit one candidate from their applications to compete at the district level. The District Awards Committee selects one candidate to be reviewed by the Zonta International Committee. The district winner receives $5,000 US from Zonta International if the application is successful. Learn More…


Aislin Roth, 2023 Award Winner

The Jane M. Klausman Scholarships work to support women from around the world who demonstrate outstanding potential in business-related fields. The District & Zonta International winner receives $5,000 US. Learn More…

WOMEN IN STEM SCHOLARSHIP (formally Women in Technology)

Alisa Douglas, 2023 Award Winner

Zonta International is continuing the pilot Zonta International Women in Technology Scholarship now called the STEM scholarship to encourage women to pursue education, career opportunities and leadership roles in technology.  Learn More…


Emily Rae Gleeson, 2018 Award Winner

Zonta International, through its foundation, is awarding Amelia Earhart Fellowships to outstanding women pursuing graduate degrees in aerospace-related sciences and engineering for the upcoming academic year. Learn More…

Let’s Shrink the Gender Gap in Education

Submit an Application  Today.

Contact our D4 Awards Committee for more information.


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