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Zonta International District 29

The Zonta International Scholarship

Status December, 2023

Zonta International offers the Zonta International Women in STEM Scholarship for the third cycle of the scholarship program. The program operates at several Clubs and at international level.

CSW67 reaffirmed the importance of women and girls’ full, equal and meaningful participation and leadership in science, technology and innovation, and expressed concern on the limited progress in closing the gender gap in access to and use of technologies, connectivity, digital literacy and education. It also expressed grave concern about the continuity and interrelation between offline and online violence, harassment and discrimination against women and girls and condemned the increase of such acts. 

The STEM Scholarship in District 29

Zonta District 29 may submit one applicant for consideration for an international scholarship. A single candidate of District 29 will receive an award of US $ 5,000 from Zonta International.

Women pursuing a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) degree program at an accredited university/college who demonstrate outstanding potential in the field and are living or studying in Zonta District 29 are eligible. For the other eligibility criteria see PDF

The application procedure for the Women in STEM scholarship has been presented in all 5 Areas of District 29 at president and Area-meetings by the Committee members of D29. Zontians can find the presentation in the Zonta International District 29 Newsletter #9.

The STEM Scholarship Winner 2023 from District 29

Zonta International District 29Ema Šujster | Croatia | Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands | Bio JPG

Application 2023



  • The application process can start with a Zonta Club from District 29. A Club recipient is selected and application is received by District 29 before June 1st 2023 via eMail at:
  • Applicants from District 29 with no Club in the neighborhood are eligible to apply for the international scholarship too before June 1st 2023 via eMail at:
  • All application materials for the Zonta International Women In STEM Scholarship must be received before June 1st 2023. Apply now...

Material for Zonta Clubs

Six winners from Zonta District 29 in the Biennium 2020/2022

In the second pilot cycle (2020-2022) six out of 20 winners of the worldwide Zonta International Scholarship - so far under the name ‘Women in Technology Scholarship’ – recipients come from Zonta District 29. We are very proud of this result. Congratulations to these young talented women in technology:

  • Caroline Brandt | Germany | Delft University of Technology, Netherlands | Bio JPG
  • Wietske de Bondt | Netherlands | Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands | Bio JPG
  • Laura Herman | USA | University of Oxford, England and Princeton University, USA | Bio JPG
  • Nancy Salem | Egypt and the Netherlands | University of Oxford, England | Bio JPG
  • Rubie Targema-Takema | Nigeria and the Netherlands | University of Portsmouth, England | Bio JPG
  • Minh Trinh | Germany | RWTH Aachen University, Germany and University of Hagen, Germany | Bio JPG

They receive an amount of $ 8.000 each to pursue their goals.

Read more about the Women in Technology Scholarship recipients | PDF

Of course District 29 stays connected to our Women in Technology- and STEM-Scholars:

Zonta International District 29
Women in Technologie awardee Nancy Salem (back row, 2. from left) visited the ZC of London to talk about her research in July 2022 .

The District 29 Women in STEM/WiS Committee

Chair: Jeanne de Loos | ZC Einhoven | Area 04 | The Netherlands



Fatima Mekkaoui | Area 01

Zonta International District 29Cornelia Hillenherms | Area 02



Zonta International District 29Anne-Li Stjernholm | Area 03



Sanne Osmanovic-Smits | Area 04

Zonta International District 29Lara Tickenbrock | Area 05