Welcome to Zonta Club of Blackall Range Inc

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Study Scholarships

As of 2019 the Zonta Club of Blackall Range awards two annual scholarships valued at $1500 each.  The second scholarship is made possible due to the generous bequeth of the late Margaret Robinson.  The club awards the scholarships to female students in at least their second year of STEM or Humanities subjects.  The application criteria includes:

- Must be living in, or have come from, the area covered by the Blackall Range Zonta (Beerwah to Peachester to Conondale, Kenilworth, Palmwoods and Landsborough, west of the Bruce Highway, South of the Eumundi/Kenilworth Road).

- Must have commenced 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.

Applications closed on April 30.

For further information please email scholarship@zontablackallrange.org.au




We are delighted to announce our 2019 scholarship winners.



2019  Humanities Scholarship Winner - Lisa McDonald

Lisa is an experienced educator currently completing a Master of International Development (MID) following her interest in social justice and ethical development. She is passionate about providing alternative education, especially for women and children in forced migration contexts. As part of her Masters degree Lisa will undertake an internship, hopefully in Indonesia, where she will be able to explore opportunities to provide essential schooling for children affected by forced migration who are left without access to education. Lisa shared her vision with Zonta club members when she was presented by the President, Judith Ross-Smith, with her Scholarship. We were all inspired by her enthusiasm and dedication to assist women and children in desperate need of educational support with such humility.  


2019  STEM Scholarship Winner - Ambrosia Muir

Ambrosia is studying a Bachelor of Nursing Science in response to her passion to support those in need, particularly in rural and remote communities. She has a strong desire to serve others, having volunteered in India and Cambodia, with plans to work with an  international relief organisation in the future.  In preparation for this, Ambrosia plans to study further to acquire more skills to be well-equipped to provide health care for those who need it the most.  Ambrosia will use her scholarship funds to provide her with the necessary tools to study and practice nursing. 


2018 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.


2018 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.

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.


Zonta International offers up to 32 scholarships of two thousand dollars (US$2,000) each at the district/region level (one (1) per district/region per year). Districts/regions may submit one applicant for consideration for an international scholarship. Six (6) international scholarships in the amount of eight thousand dollars (US$8,000) each are available.  In addition, the Zonta Blackall Range offers two annual study scholarships (see below).  The Zonta International scholarships include:


  • Jane M. Klausman  Women in Business
  • The Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships are awarded to women undertaking business studies who have demonstrated outstanding potential in the field. Zonta International offers up to 32 scholarships of US$2,000 each at the district/region level and six international scholarships in the amount of US$8,000 each. Any woman undertaking a business program at an accredited university/college/institute, including online students, in at least the second year of an undergraduate program through the final year of a Master’s program at the time the application is submitted, is eligible to apply. The Scholarship may be used at any university, college or institute offering accredited courses and degrees.  Download application form.  Applications close July 1.
    Woman in Technology
  • The Women in Technology Scholarships are awarded to women of any age, pursuing a technology degree or closely related program or who are pursuing continued advancement in technology. Zonta International offers up to 32 scholarships of US$2,000 each at the district/region level and six international scholarships in the amount of US$8,000 each.  Women of any age, pursuing a technology degree or closely related program, who demonstrate outstanding potential in the field, are eligible to apply. Download application form.  Applications close August 1.
  • Young Women in Public Affairs
  • The goal of the Zonta International Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Award Program is to encourage young women to participate in public affairs by recognizing a commitment to the volunteer sector, evidence of volunteer leadership achievements and a dedication to empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy.  
    In order for more women to be represented in key decision making positions worldwide, we must encourage young women to pursue careers or seek leadership positions in public policy making, government and volunteer organizations and further their education with these aims in view. ‘Public affairs’ refers to all aspects of community life where decisions have to be made about issues which relate to and affect those communities in which people work and live.
  • Amelia Earhart Fellowship
  • According to Women in Aerospace, in 2010, roughly 10 percent of the aerospace industry was made up of women. While the number has slowly increased, there must be reinforcements behind each step forward. To assist the future of women in this field and other aerospace-related sciences and engineering, Zonta International established the Amelia Earhart Fellowship in 1938 in honor of legendary pilot and Zontian, Amelia Earhart. Today, the Fellowship of US$10,000 is awarded annually to up to 30 talented women, pursuing Ph.D./doctoral degrees in aerospace-related sciences or aerospace-related engineering around the globe.

    Women of any nationality pursuing a Ph.D./doctoral degree, who demonstrate a superior academic record in the field of aerospace-related sciences or aerospace-related engineering, are eligible and encouraged to apply.


Please email  scholarship@zontablackallrange.org.au if you would like an application form and/or have any questions.