Zonta STEM scholarship applications closing

Zonta STEM Scholarship applications close on Friday 1 September.

THE Zonta Club of Coffs Harbour Inc invites young women to apply for the prestigious Zonta International STEM Scholarship 2023.

Completed application forms are to be emailed to the Awards Coordinator at Zonta Coffs Harbour by Friday 1 September.

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Women of any age and nationality pursuing a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) degree program at an accredited university/college/institute, who demonstrate outstanding potential in the field and are living or studying in a Zonta district/region, are eligible.

Students who study online are also eligible to apply if enrolled at an accredited university/college/institute.

Students must be enrolled in at least the second year of an undergraduate program through the final year of a master’s program at the time the application is submitted to the local Zonta club.

Applicants must be in school at the time the scholarship funds are disbursed and must not graduate before April 2024.

Information on further eligibility requirements, and application forms, are available from www.zonta.org/womeninstem or by contacting the Awards Coordinator at zontacoffsharbour24@gmail.com.

The Coffs Zonta Club evaluation committee will consider applications and select the club awardee, which will be sent to the Zonta District evaluation committee.

Zonta also recognises young women for demonstrating leadership skills and commitment to public service.

The Zonta Club of Coffs Harbour awards young female leaders at secondary level through the Zonta Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Award program and the Zonta District Achievement Award for a Young Indigenous Woman (AAYIW).

Ten exceptional candidates from Bishop Druitt College, Coffs Harbour High School, Coffs Harbour Senior College, Orara High School, St John Paul College and Toormina High School will be celebrated at the upcoming annual Zonta Awards Dinner.

The 2023 Dinner, to be held in the Rainbow Room, C.ex Coffs at 6:00pm on Thursday 31 August, will be the 25th year that the Zonta Club of Coffs Harbour has presented the YWPA Award.

Claire White, of the Leaders Network, will facilitate two young leaders panels on the night.

Zonta is dedicated to achieving gender equality in education and supports scholarships, fellowships and awards for women and girls pursuing education and careers in traditionally male-dominated fields.

The Zonta Club of Coffs Harbour Inc is a non-profit human rights organisation, working since 1997 on the Coffs Coast and beyond to build a better world for women and girls.

For more information email zontacoffsharbour24@gmail.com


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