Profile and Committee

Zonta International District 29

The Zonta International Scholarship

Status September 2022

Zonta International supports the Zonta International ‘Women in Technology Scholarship’ for a third pilot cycle in the biennium 2022-2024 to encourage women to pursue education, career opportunities and leadership roles in the STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics).

The name is changing: Women in Technology becomes Women in STEM

For this reason, the previous name of the scholarship is also changing: 'Women in Technology Scholarship' will become 'Women in STEM Scholarship'. In October, the information on the Zonta International homepage will be updated accordingly. 

The Zonta International Convention in Hamburg has decided to support this scholarship with an amount of $160,000. The procedures for application will be communicated in December.

Women in STEM - former Women in Technology - in District 29

District 29 supports the Zonta Women in STEM Scholarship to encourage women to pursue education, career opportunities and leadership roles in the STEM field. The District Board will come with a proposal on a District ‘Women in STEM Scholarship’ for approval in the next District Conference.

The procedures for application will be communicated with the approval of a District Women in STEM Scholarship.

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 Brand | 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-TakemaNancy Salem | Egypt and the Netherlands | University of Oxford, 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 Technology Scholarship Committee

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

Contact: womeninSTEM@zonta-district29.org

Members:    

  • Cornelia Hillenherms | Area 02
  • Fatima Mekkaoui | Area 01
  • Lara Tickenbrock | Area 05
  • Anne-Li Stjernholm | Area 03