District 4

Awards (Education)


Jane Newman, ZC of Kitchener-Waterloo; Brenda Ulrich, ZC of Lockport; Marnie Piggot, ZC of Oakville; Judy Powers, ZC of Hamburg-Orchard Park; Alyce Van Patten, ZC of Rochester

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 is traditionally dominated by men. To address gaps and promote gender equality in education, our District supports four programs for women and girls pursuing education and careers in the traditionally male-dominated fields of aerospace sciences and engineering, business and business management, public affairs and we are proud to announce the Women in Technology scholarship pilot program will continue and encourage women to pursue a leadership role in technology.

Many clubs offer financial awards and scholarships to enable young women the opportunity to further their pursuit of higher education. 

How D4 Awards Are Selected

Encouraging application submissions to clubs, district for ZI consideration.

Future Leaders


Rachel Lim 2021 Winner

The goal of the Zonta International Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Award Program is to honour young women age 16 to 19 who demonstrate a commitment to leadership in public policy, government, and volunteer organizations.  In District 4, the District winner receives $1,500 US, and the opportunity to compete for one of ten Zonta International awards of $4,000 US.  Learn More…


Madison Buchholz 2020 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 winner receives $2,000 US and the opportunity to compete for one of six Zonta International awards of $8,000 US. Learn More…


Lindsey Tulloch, 2019 Award Winner

Zonta International offered a new Zonta International Women in Technology Scholarship in 2019 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.