Women have made great strides in the pursuit of education, careers and leadership roles they were once denied. However, they still comprise a minority of leaders in the business world. According to the 202 Gender Diversity Index conducted from 2011-2015, just 19.7 percent of Fortune 500 companies’ board seats are occupied by women.
The $1000 Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship helps women pursue undergraduate and master’s degrees in business management and overcome gender barriers from the classroom to the boardroom. The Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship was established in 1998 from a generous bequest by Jane M. Klausman, a member of the Zonta Club of Syracuse, New York, USA, and the 1990-1995 Zonta International Parliamentarian.
Women of any age, pursuing a business or business-related program who demonstrate outstanding potential in the field are eligible. Online students are eligible to apply.
Classified members and employees of Zonta International and the Zonta International Foundation, and their family members, are not eligible to apply for the Scholarships.
To apply, please complete the application and send it to:
Zonta Club of Traverse City, ATTN: Rose Coleman, PO BOX 1412, Traverse City, MI 49685
Applications selected by Zonta clubs are sent to the respective Zonta governor/regional 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 12 international recipients from the district/region applicants.
Applications must be completed and submitted by April 3, 2020.