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Zonta Club of Montreal Award Summary

The Zonta club of Montreal participates in the annual awards program of Zonta International. In addition it has one bursary, The Marjorie Smith Nursing Bursary is awarded annually to a woman going back to school in the Nursing profession in order to improve her nursing career.

Unless otherwise specified, all applications should be submitted digitally to: Montreal@ZontaDistric2.org.

Marjorie Smith Bursary in Nursing

This bursary was established through a donation from the employers of a Zonta Club of Montreal-long-time member. It is to be used for nurses wishing to advance their nursing qualifications.

This bursary of CA$1500 is operated in conjunction with the Montreal University Health Services (MUHC) Department of Nursing. The Bursary is advertised in all the MUHC hospitals. The initial application process is through the MUHC. The applicants are short-listed by the MUHC and this short-list is then sent to the Zonta Club of Montreal for final selection.

The winner is invited to the Zonta Club of Montreal Annual Awards Luncheon in November is and is presented with the award.

The Young Women in Public Affairs Award

Established in 1990 by Past president Leneen Forde, this award honours young women who demonstrate a commitment to leadership in public policy, participate in public affairs, participate in government and volunteer organizations and have a dedication to the advancement of the status of women.

The Zonta club of Montreal offers one annual award for CA$200. Young women aged 16-19 and living in the Montreal area are eligible to apply. The winning candidate is chosen by two independent judges outside of the Zonta Club of Montreal.

The application of the ZCM winner is forwarded to the District 2 competition where the winner receives US$1,000. Ten International recipients are selected from all District recipients to receive awards of US$4,000 each. The District and International awards are both funded by the Zonta International Foundation.

The award of CA$200 is presented at the school awards ceremony. The award winner and the principal of the winner’s school are invited to the Zonta Club of Montreal Annual Awards Luncheon in November of each year. The District award is presented at the Zonta District 2 seminar or conference in the fall of each year.

Application forms for 2018 will be sent to all the school boards in the Montreal Area in early November 2017.

Deadline for application submission is January 31st, 2018.

The Jean M. Coon Humanitarian Award/Irene Neerie Community Service Award

This community service award is named in memory of Irene Nerrie, a Zonta member who was a volunteer par excellence. It recognizes high school juniors or seniors who provide outstanding community service. The winner is judged by two independent judges outside of the Zonta Club of Montreal. The CA$200 award is presented at the school awards ceremony. The award winner and the principal of the winner’s school are invited to the Zonta Club of Montreal Annual Awards Luncheon in November.

Each club winner becomes a district finalist and eligible for the District award of US$500.

Application forms for 2018 competition will be sent to all the school boards in the Montreal Area in early November.

Deadline for application submission is January 31st, 2018.

The Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship

Established in 1998 from a bequest by Jane M Klausman, this scholarship is awarded annually to women pursuing undergraduate or master’s degrees in Business Management. This award is available at local, district and international levels. The award is US$1000 at the District level and US$7000 for each of the 12 winners at the International level.

To be eligible the candidate must be enrolled in a business-related program in at least the second year of an undergraduate program through the final years of a master’s program. The applicant must still be attending school when receiving funds in November.

Scholarship information is distributed to the business schools of the Universities in Montreal.

Amelia Earhart Fellowship

This Zonta International Award of US$10,000 is given annually to 35 women pursuing Ph.D./doctoral degrees in aerospace-related sciences or aerospace-related engineering, with superior academic achievement. Please visit www.zonta.org for further information.