One of the ways Zonta strives to assist raise the status of women is through the empowerment of education. To assist meet this goal a number of scholarship and awards are offered.

Some are through our local club others are through Zonta International.

Ashburton Zonta Club Awards

Career Development Scholarship
The club annually awards this $2000 career development scholarship for women wishing to advance their education to enhance their employment opportunities

Community Service Award
The club recognises annually at the end of year college prizegiving a female college student who has provided outstanding service in her local community .The recipient receives a $500 prize.

Zonta Ashburton Female Art Awards
The Zonta Ashburton Female Art Awards (ZAFAA) is to be held annually in March at the Ashburton Gallery and Heritage Centre. .

Incidental Grant
Small Incidental Grants are also available to assist women with expenses in relation to activities they maybe involved in which promote the status women.

Zonta International Awards

Amelia Earhart Fellowships – The Amelia Earhart Fellowship program helps talented women, pursuing advanced studies in the typically male-dominated fields of aerospace-related sciences and engineering, achieve their educational goals.

Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships program helps women pursue undergraduate and Master’s degrees in business management and overcome gender barriers from the classroom.

Young Women in Public Affairs Award (YWPA) program recognizes young women for their demonstrated leadership skills and commitment to public service and civic causes and encourages them to continue their participation in public and political life.

Zonta International Women in Technology Scholarship is to encourage women to pursue education and opportunities and take on leadership roles in technology