The Ruth Maddox Young Women in STEM Award honors young women completing their last year of high school, who have been accepted into a university level STEM program and are interested in advancing women with these skills. The award is named for long-time Zonta Club of Dallas member Ruth Maddox who was the third woman to receive an electrical engineering degree from SMU in 1948. Her career with Dallas Power & Light Company (now TXU) extended for 38 years designing lighting systems for commercial and industrial buildings. An applicant for this award should show examples of combining her interests in STEM with community volunteerism, leadership achievements, and advocating for the advancement of women by using STEM skills. The deadline for this award is in April each year. The award is for $1,500. It is unique to Zonta Club of Dallas.
Zonta Club of Dallas provides this $1500 award to qualified recipient(s) through the Zonta Club of Dallas Charitable Trust Foundation.
Who is Eligible?
Women of age 16-19 and living or studying in the Dallas area at the time the application is submitted to the Zonta Club of Dallas and demonstrate evidence of the following, are eligible to apply:
A) Currently attending high school in the Dallas area and on track to graduate at end of Spring 2021 semester
B) Confirmed full-time attendance in science, technology, engineering and/or math curriculum at an accredited university for the Fall 2021 semester
C) Academic Achievement
D) Experience in local or student science, technology, engineering and/or math clubs/organizations
E) Volunteer/community involvement leadership achievements.
F) Knowledge of Zonta International and its programs.
A) Completion of the official application
B) Verification of current enrollment by a school official.
C) Two confidential recommendations from adults, not related to the applicant, such as teachers, school officials or community leaders.
All application materials must be received at firstname.lastname@example.org (as either plain PDF or word document) by April 18, 2021.