The world economy, industry and sciences are becoming increasingly digitized, and these developments are disrupting society and familiar social processes. Women, however, are still largely underrepresented in technology fields. To create a world in which men and women have equal opportunities, women need to have an active role in technology and technological developments. Zonta International is pleased to offer its new Zonta International Women in Technology Scholarship to encourage women to pursue education, career opportunities and leadership roles in technology.
This is new and we are hoping to give a scholarship award this year to one woman who lives or works close to Northampton, Massachusetts.
Women pursuing a technology degree or closely related program, who demonstrate outstanding potential in the field, are eligible to apply.
Women not enrolled in a university are also eligible as long as they submit:
- Evidence of completed trainings and outstanding performance.
- Description of current job with information about path that led to that job.
- Employer confirmation and recommendation or client testimonial supported by evidence.
- Reason for applying and description of desired career.
- Evidence of educational project plan (e.g. proof of course opportunities).
Golden Z club members may apply.
Classified members (club members and individuals with direct membership with Zonta International) and employees of Zonta International and Zonta International Foundation, and their family members (ancestors, descendants, adoptees, siblings, nieces or cousins, and those of their spouse or co-habiting partner), are not eligible to apply.
The Women in Technology Scholarship program operates at the club, district/region and international levels of Zonta International. Please note that applicants may not apply to more than one Zonta district and must be nominated by a local Zonta club.
How to Receive an Application:
Log on to ZontaNorthampton.org/documents/ and click on “2019 WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP” for you to read and work on it on your computer.
Our Zonta club decides which woman will receive an award, and we will send her Application to our Zonta Governor/Regional representative. If District 1 selects our club’s winner, they will submit that information to Zonta International Headquarters. The Zonta International Women in Technology Scholarship Committee selects six international recipients from the district/region applicants.