Zonta Club of Noosa Indigenous Women's Bursary

Zonta International is a worldwide service organisation of female executives in business and the professions working to improve the legal,
political, economic, health, educational and professional status of women. Founded in 1919 in Buffalo, New York, USA; there are now more than
27,500 Zontians in over 1,200 clubs in 63 countries and geographical areas. The name Zonta is based upon a Sioux Indian word meaning “honest
and trustworthy” and the emblem is a composite of Sioux Indian symbols.

The Zonta Club of Noosa was chartered in 1993, and since then has raised and distributed more than $650,000 to improve the status of women,
locally, nationally and internationally, including projects in conjunction with UNICEF and UNIFEM.

The Club has recently established the Indigenous Women’s Bursary which aims to assist women pursuing undergraduate degrees in courses which include a compulsory practicum.

The Bursary is valued at $1,000 and will be awarded to the successful applicant at the Zonta Club of Noosa Dinner meeting each year.

Scholarship details

Value: $1,000 approx. total

Duration: 1 Year

Availability: 1 scholarship offered

Application dates

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This scholarship is for:

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants
Financial equity
Academic merit
Women only

Areas of study:

  • Any Area of Study

At Institution:

  • University of the Sunshine Coast

Study level:

  • Undergraduate

Study Load:

  • Full Time
  • Part Time


  • QLD

Eligibility Criteria

All applicants must be:
Indigenous female students enrolled full time in an undergraduate program which includes a compulsory practicum;
Have completed at least 4 courses at the University of the Sunshine Coast (i.e. equivalent of one semester of full-time study);
Have a passing grade point average;
Are receiving Centrelink income support (e.g. Abstudy, Austudy or Youth Allowance) or are prevented from continuing study due to financial hardship.

Previous recipients may not apply.

Further Information

Selection criteria:
Demonstrated intent to complete their degree;
Has provided or is likely to provide a significant contribution to the local community upon completion of study;
Academic merit.