M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships
Women have made great strides in the pursuit of education, careers and
leadership roles they were once denied; however, today, women are still
more likely to be pouring the coffee in global boardrooms than sitting on
the boards. In 2012, women held only 18.1% of the senior officer positions
at Financial Post 500 companies and 6.9 % of senior officer top earner
positions at public companies according to the 2012 Catalyst Census. The
Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship program helps women pursue
undergraduate and master's degrees in business management and overcome
gender barriers from the classroom to the boardroom. Since the programs
inception, Zonta has awarded 314 scholarships
to women from 44 countries.
Established in 1998 from a generous bequest by Jane M. Klausman, a member
of the Zonta Club of Syracuse, New York, the Jane M. Klausman Women in
Business Scholarship is awarded annually to women pursuing undergraduate
or Master's degrees in business management.
Several District 12 clubs award scholarships,
and club winners will be entered to win two scholarships totaling
($500 from District 12 and $1,000 from Zonta International) awarded
district level and one of 12 international
scholarships in the amount of
$7000 each. The scholarships 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 field are eligible. Online students are also
eligible. Members and employees of Zonta International or the Zonta
International Foundation are not eligible.
This is a generic application that individual clubs may edit and use for
their applications: MS Word
Applicants - Enrolled full-time in Doctoral (PhD) program in
aerospace-related sciences & engineering
Process - On-line applications, recommendations, transcripts go
to Zonta AE panel by November 15. Applicants are notified by the end of
the following March.
Awards - ZI awards thirty-five (35) $10,000 Fellowships
Fellow may apply for a second year of AE Fellowship.
Women in Public Affairs (YWPA)
Applicants - 16-20 year olds, pre-college
1. On-line YWPA application to club by ____ (determined by club, around
2. Club selects winner, and Club sends YWPA winner's application to
District by April 1.
3. Districts send their YWPA winners' applications to ZI by May 1;
4. ZI announces five (5) YWPA Award winners
year by July 1.
Awards - Sometimes clubs award $$. All District YWPA winners are
$1,000 from ZI, and District 12 supplements this
$500. The five international winners are each awarded
Zonta International is awarding over $480,000/year on these
scholar-/fellow- ships. District 12 chips in with $1,000/year (for
JMK combined) from the District Scholarship Fund. Currently not all
District 12 Clubs participate in these scholarship programs. District 12
Zonta Clubs are encouraged to appoint a Club Scholarship Committee, whose
members can approach school officials directly in their own community or
in nearby areas where there are no Zonta Clubs. If a Club receives an
inquiry but does not participate in these scholarship programs, it should
refer the applicant to a nearby club that does. Let's enable students
from the communities within District 12 to be in the running for these
awards, scholarships, & fellowships, and let's get the word out about
these great Zonta programs.
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