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Zonta Foundation Announces $5 Million in Grants for Women and Girls

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Zonta Foundation for Women formerly Zonta International Foundation is a global charitable organization working to empower women and girls. The purpose of the name change is to further advance the visibility and better associate the foundation's name with its globally recognized mission and commitment to women and girls worldwide.In addition to supporting international service projects, Zonta also provides opportunities for women and girls pursuing education, careers, and leadership roles in male-dominated fields through its own educational programs and awards:
  • The Amelia Earhart Fellowship expands opportunities for women in aerospace engineering and space sciences: US$700,000 (70 Fellowships of US$10,000 each) 
  • The Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship expands opportunities for women in business: US$224,000 (12  international scholarships of US$8,000 each and up to 64 district scholarships of US$2,000 each) 
  • The Women in Technology Scholarship encourages women to pursue education, career opportunities, and leadership roles in technology: US$160,000 (20 international scholarships of US$8,000 each) 
  • The Young Women in Public Affairs Award recognizes young women for their commitment to volunteerism, volunteer leadership achievements, and dedication to empowering women worldwide: US$196,000 (20 international awards of US$5,000 each and up to 64 district scholarships of US$1,500 each)
For more information, contact Megan Radavich, Assistant Executive Director, Programs and Advocacy Zonta International/Zonta Foundation for Women, at www.zonta.org