Each year, The Zonta Club of Skaneateles solicits applications from women enrolled in 2nd year or more of Ph.D./doctoral aerospace-related sciences or engineering programs, who have superior academic achievement. The club selects one, and sends it on to Zonta International. (Winning Application due to Zonta International by Nov 15.) Zonta International Amelia Earhart awards of $10,000 each, are made to 35 International winners, annually.
Club solicits applications from High School Juniors or seniors who perform community service. (Academic achievement is not relevant.) Club winner is forwarded to the District where she becomes eligible to win another $500 district award.
Club solicits applications from women who are 2nd Year College Students through last year Masters Students, who demonstrate an outstanding potential in business. The application comes out January 1st of each year, and is due to the club in May. The winning application is forwarded to district (Due July 1st.) The district reviews all applications submitted by their 20 clubs and selects one winner who receives $1000. The application of that one winner is then forwarded to Zonta International and is automatically in competition for one of (12) $7K International awards.
August 1st each year, Zonta International releases the Young Women In Public Affairs application for the following year. The Zonta Club of Skaneateles solicits applications from females, age 16-19, who are committed to volunteerism, experienced in leadership, and have knowledge & support of ZI mission, ideals, and programs. The club winner is forwarded to District by April 1st, where the applicant might win a $1000 district award. (The winner is announced in May.) From there, the district forwards the winning application to Zonta International by May 1st, where the applicant might win one of (10) $4000 awards. (Winners announced July 1st.)