The world economy continues to leverage and build upon the digital revolution, and industry is becoming critically dependent on information technology. Further, these developments are increasingly disrupting society and familiar social processes. Women, however, are still largely underrepresented in decisions as they relate to information technology and how they impact our world now and into the future. To create a world in which men and women have equal opportunities, women need to have an active role in the field of information technology and access to leadership roles such as chief information officers (CIOs) and chief technology officers (CTOs). Zonta International is pleased to support the Zonta International Women in Technology Scholarship to encourage women to pursue education, career opportunities and leadership roles in information technology.
Women of any age and nationality, pursuing an information technology (IT) degree at an accredited university/college/institute, who demonstrate an outstanding academic record during their academic studies, including information technology subjects. Demonstrated initiative, ambition and commitment to pursuing a career in information technology. Online students 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 post graduate program at the time the application is submitted. Applicants must be in school at the time the scholarship funds are disbursed and must not graduate before April 2022. Zonta International Women in Information Technology Scholarship recipients may not apply to renew the Scholarship for a second year.
Golden Z club members may apply.
Classified members and employees of Zonta International and Zonta Foundation for Women, and their family members (ancestors, descendants, adoptees, siblings, nieces or cousins, and those of their spouse or cohabiting partner), are not eligible to apply.
Applicants apply directly to Zonta International. The Zonta International Women in Technology Scholarship Committee reviews the applications and recommends up to 20 recipients to the Zonta International Board. All applicants will be notified of their status by the end of April 2022.
The 2021 Zonta International Women in Technology Scholarship application must be submitted by 15 October 2021 to be considered.
Zonta International will award up to 20 scholarships of US$8,000 each. Women in Technology Scholarships are made possible through generous contributions to the Rose Fund from Zontians, Zonta clubs and friends of Zonta.
Thank you to everyone who applied for our pilot Women in Technology Scholarship. See a list of the 2019 Women in Technology Scholars. Read more about the 2019 international recipients.
Lindsey Tulloch, District 4, Canada
Lucy Pei, District 9, USA
Sedinam Worlanyo, District 18, Ghana
Jessica McBroom, District 24, Australia
Amal Tawakuli, District 27, Luxembourg
Giorgia Di Tommasso, District 28, Italy
Misha Fotovati, District 2, Canada
Serpil Sarioglu Alpay, District 3, Turkey
Lee Marletto, District 5, USA
Pegah Farshadmanesh, District 6, Iran
Saffron Jensen, District 7, USA
Natella Jafarova, District 8, Canada
Lina Habazi, District 10, USA
Dakshitha Bashettyhalli Anandakumar, District 11, India
Amy Dixon, District 12, USA
Kristina Dūdonytė, District 13, Lithuania
Medina Hamidovic, District 14, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Gabriella Kelsch Bledsoe, District 15, USA
Angela Zuba, District 16, New Zealand
Audrey Isabel Pe, District 17, Philippines
Katherine Oyarzo, Region South America, Chile
Irene Björklund, District 20, Finland
Helena Lundvall, District 21, Sweden
Gabriella Behr, District 22, South Africa
Nigar Rashida, District 23, Bangladesh
Hansika Weerasinghe, District 25, Sri Lanka
Zheng Zhaomin, District 26, Japan
Anouk Hubrechsen, District 29, The Netherlands
Irene Rechichi, District 30, Italy
Chiungtze Wang, District 31, Taiwan, ROC
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