Ann Horrocks STEM Scholarship
The Zonta Club of Bendigo supports scholarships to encourage women to pursue education. Given the comparatively low engagement of girls in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) the club introduced a scholarship to encourage greater female participation in these fields.
When deciding on a name for this scholarship the club decided to honour the wonderful role model in our own club – Ann Horrocks.
Ann has been a member of Zonta Bendigo for over 30 years. During this time she has distinguished herself in Zonta Service at the local, national and international levels.
Ann has been Bendigo club President on two occasions, an Area 4 (country Victoria) Director, member of the Board of District 23 (covering 5 Australian States), Governor of District 23 and is currently Vice Chair of the International Nominating Committee and a member of the Zonta International Development Committee.
Ann studied industrial chemistry at RMIT and then worked in the food industry before moving to ADI (now Thales). Now retired, she spends her time visiting and supporting Zonta clubs.
“I think that every woman has the right to reach her full potential and Zonta supports raising awareness in situations where women are not seen to have equal rights,” she says. I enjoy Zonta for the support you are able to give women, and I also enjoy the fun and fellowship.
The scholarship will be made to an eligible female who:
Complete the application form available below
Submit the application by email or post by the printed deadline stated on the Application form. ,
Provide the declaration, verification and recommendations on the application form.
The Zonta Club nominates an evaluation panel to assess the applications and shortlist applicants for an interview from which the panel will select one winner.
Award & Scholarship Money
The recipient of the Ann Horrocks STEM Scholarship will be notified ahead of our International Women's Day Dinner, held annually on the first Tuesday of March.
The Zonta Club of Bendigo will present a certificate and $750.00 cheque on the night. Cost of attending the dinner, for the recipient, is covered by the club, guests are welcome to attend at the ticketed price.
The Ann Horrocks STEM Scholarship is merit based and valued at $750pa. It will be awarded upon evidence that the recipient has enrolled to commence their first year of her tertiary STEM studies. The winner may receive scholarship support for a second year of her degree upon evidence of satisfactory progress in the first year of the scholarship.
Past Ann Horrocks STEM Scholarship Recipients:-
2023 - Evie C
2022 - Evie C
2020 & 2021 - Eva J
2018 & 2019 - Teagan C
2016 & 2017 - Bree M