Information technology (IT) is increasingly holding the reins of the world economy and our industry. However, up until now, women have been vastly underrepresented in decisions related to IT and how they impact our present and future world. Zonta International strongly believes that women need to have an active role in information technology and access leadership roles such as chief information officers (CIOs) and chief technology officers (CTOs). The Women in Information Technology Scholarship encourages women to pursue education, career opportunities, and leadership roles in IT. Any woman pursuing an information technology degree at an accredited university/college/institute is eligible for the Women in Technology Scholarship. Golden Z club members and online students may also apply if enrolled at an accredited university/college/institution. The applicants:
- 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
- Must demonstrate initiative, ambition, and commitment to pursuing a career in IT
- Must be in school at the time the scholarship funds are disbursed and must not graduate before December
Women in Information Technology Scholarship recipients may not apply to renew their scholarship for a second year. Also, classified members and employees of Zonta International and Zonta Foundation for Women and their family members are not eligible for application.
Applicants submit their applications 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.
Thanks to your generous contributions to the Rose Fund from Zontians, Zonta clubs, and friends of Zonta, we can annually award up to twenty scholarships.
You can find a list of our international and district/region recipients on our Zonta International website.