Women in STEM Scholarship


In 2019 and 2021, Zonta International was pleased to support the Zonta International Women in Technology Scholarships to encourage women to pursue education, career opportunities and leadership roles in information technology. In June 2022, the Zonta International membership voted to continue the program with an expanded focus on all STEM fields, not only technology. With this change, the Zonta International Board approved a name change and will offer the Zonta International Women in STEM Scholarship for the third cycle of the scholarship program.

The program operates at the Zonta club, district/region and international levels. Each Zonta district/region may submit one applicant for consideration for an international scholarship.  A single candidate from each of Zonta’s 31 districts and one region will receive an award of US$5,000 from Zonta International. 


Women of any age, pursuing a program in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) at an accredited university/college/institute, who demonstrate outstanding potential in the field and are living or studying in a Zonta district/region, are eligible. 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 master’s program at the time the application is submitted to the local Zonta club. Applicants must be in school at the time the scholarship funds are disbursed and must not graduate before April 2024. Previous district and international Women in Technology Scholarship recipients may not apply for the Women in STEM Scholarship.

Club members and individuals with direct membership with Zonta International 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 co-habiting partner), are not eligible to apply for the Scholarship.

Golden Z club members are eligible to apply.

Applications for the 2023 Women in STEM Scholarship will be available in December 2022.


Women in STEM Scholarships are made possible by generous contributions to the Rose Fund from Zontians, Zonta clubs and friends of Zonta.


2021 Scholars | PDF

2021 Scholars’ Bios | PDF

Amani Abusafia, Palestine
Japnit Ahuja, India
Balsam Alkouz, Jordan
Carolin Brandt, Germany
Irene Cannistraci, Italy
Wietske de Bondt, Netherlands
Lindsey Deryckere, Belgium
Healy Dwyer, United States
Laura Herman, United States
Kshitijaa Jaglan, India
Rupal Jain, India
Marlen Lorenz, Germany
Kaylin Moss, United States
Chisom Okwor, Nigeria
Jennie Patricoski, United States
Nancy Salem, Egypt and Netherlands
Liliana Savage Pinto, Mexico
Allaine Tan, the Philippines
Rubie Targema-Takema, Nigeria
Minh Trinh, Germany


If you have any questions, please email programs@zonta.org.