The Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship is awarded annually to single moms pursuing degrees in business administration (undergraduate or master’s). The scholarship was established in 1998 through the generous endowment from Jane M. Klausman, a member of the Zonta Club of Syracuse, New York USA, and 1990-1995 Zonta International Parliamentarian. The scholarship is awarded through the income generated by the Jane M. Klausman endowment and by generous contributions from Zontians, Zonta clubs and friends of Zonta.
The program operates at different levels: Zonta club, district/region and international levels. Zonta clubs provide awards for club recipients. Zonta International, which has as mission to advance the status of women worldwide, awards scholarships of US$1,000 each at the district/region level and twelve international scholarships in the amount of US$7,000 each.
The Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships are awarded annually and may be used for tuition, books or living expenses at any university, college or institution offering accredited business courses and degrees.
Women pursuing a business or business-related degree who demonstrate outstanding potential in the business field are eligible. Single moms pursuing studies online are also eligible.
The Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship program operates at the club, district/region and international levels. To apply, please contact the Zonta club nearest you.
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Applicants must be nominated by a local Zonta club. Applications selected by Zonta clubs are sent to their respective Zonta Governors/Region South America Representative. A district/region evaluating committee selects one applicant per district/region to submit to Zonta International Headquarters. The Zonta International Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship Committee selects twelve international recipients from the district/region applicants.
Find more information on the actual deadlines and application here.