Zonta Club of Brisbane  jazzes up education awards event

Every year, the Zonta Club of Brisbane, Australia, hand out education awards to empower women and girls in completing their studies. 

This year, the club held a Jazz in the Garden event to reach their target for fundraising. The event was a great success as the club raised more than 11,000 AUD, and more than 80 people attended. The proceeds will support the education awards and contribute to the club's work to counter domestic violence.

Club president Gwendolen Jull gave a speech to highlight the club's history of supporting women in their studies. Since the club's formation in 1971, they have presented bursaries to more than 260 young women over 21 years old and 56 awards to university students.

"We fundraise to support our education awards that go to young women in high school so that they can complete their grade 12 education. We funded a scholarship to a woman completing grade 12 in a second chance high school to assist her in tertiary studies. And we have three awards to women studying at university: the Leneen Forde Scholarship, the Dr. Helen Row Award and the Babette Stephens Award. We also support international awards such as the Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Award and the Amelia Earhart Fellowship," said Jull.

For more information on the Zonta Club of Brisbane, visit https://zontabrisbane.org.au/