Empowering Women through Service and Advocacy
As of 2018, the Zonta Club of Blackall Range offers two $1500 Study Scholarships for female students studying STEM or Humanities.
The criteria includes:
- Must be living in, or have come from, the area covered by Blackall Range Zonta Club (Beerwah to Peachester to Conondale, Kenilworth, Palmwoods and Landsborough, west of the Bruce Highway, South of the Eumundi/Kenilworth Road)
- Must have commences studying fot a tertiary qualification or equivalent in a chosen field
- Must show that the require financial assistance to further their studies or career experience and submit particulars of financial circumstances which demonstrate financial need.
Woman of Achievement Award
In 2016 we introduced the Woman of Achievement Award.
Presented on International Women's Day, March 8th and Rose Day, the award is presented at our function "Dusk on the Deck".
It is our way of acknowledging a woman who has served the community for many years, volunteering and offering support and assistance to others less fortunate.
2017 Woman of Achievement Award Winner - Diane Wilson.
Our 2016 inaugrual Woman of Achievement Award Winner was Pam Marsden.
2017 Scholarship winner - Kirsten Grigor
Kirsten graduated from the University of the Sunshine Coast with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) in November 2017. Soon after, she accepted a position in Roma, Queensland within adult outpatient services. Specifically, her role consists for providing oedema/lymphoedema management and hand therapy services. This particular role is a specialist area within the Occupational Therapy profession, offering many challenges and learning opportunities.
She is thoroughly enjoying her workload as well as the rural lifestyle Roma has to offer. Kirsten says that she is extremely grateful to have been the 2017 recipient of the Zonta Scholarship. Particularly, this scholarship provided her with the financial support to pursue her passion to work within a rural Queensland community.
2018 Woman of Achievement Award Winner - Norma McLeod.
In 2018 we were delighted to be able to offer two scholarships thanks to the generous bequeath of the late Margaret Robinson.
STEM Scholarship winner - Jessica Bolin
Jessica, a Bachelor of Science (Honours) student studying Marine Science, plans to present the outcome of her current honours research at the 2019 AMSA Conference and hopes to continue on to do her PhD at USC, commencing in 2020.
Jessica hopes that her study of the dynamics of the East Australian Current will help to prevent whales from becoming entangled in shark nets. In the future she hopes to work towards improving fisheries management in the Asia-Pacific. She would like to use her skills to improve the food security and livelihood of people in third-world coastal communities.
Humanitites Scholarship winner - Natasha Healy
Natasha is studying a Bachelor of Criminology and Justice with a minor in 3D Design. Natasha intends to apply to work for the Australian Federal Police, as well as a range of other federal agencies, as a data or intelligence analyst. Her particular focus is on combating organised crime, specifically the drug and sex trafficking trade.
Natasha has been on placement at IDCARE and has been doing outstanding work for them.
2019 Woman of Achievement Award Winner - Pat Habner.