Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship

About this Award: 

Women make up nearly 50 percent of the global workforce; however, gender equality is not yet a reality in senior management and corporate boardrooms around the world.


According to a February 2018 list from Catalyst, 21.2 percent of Fortune 500 companies’ board seats are occupied by women, and just 5.2 percent of the companies' CEOs are women. To encourage more women to pursue education and careers in business, Zonta International established the Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship.


Zonta International offers up to 32 scholarships of US$2,000 each at the district/region level and six international scholarships in the amount of US$8,000 each.



$2,000 - $8,000 USD


Number of Awards Available: 

Up to 38 awards total



Please refer to your local Zonta club for the specific deadline


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Level of Study: 

Undergraduate; Graduate


Eligibility : 

Women of any age, pursuing a business or business-related program who demonstrate outstanding potential in the field and are living or studying in a Zonta district/region, are eligible.


Students must be enrolled full-time in at least the second year of an undergraduate program through the final year of a Master’s program at the time the application is submitted to the local Zonta club. Applicants must be in school at the time the scholarship funds are disbursed and must not graduate before December 2018.


Previous International Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship recipients may not apply to renew the Scholarship for a second year.


Classified members and employees of Zonta International and Zonta International Foundation, and their family members, are not eligible to apply for the Scholarship; however, Golden Z club members may apply.


Note: Applicants from geographic areas where no Zonta clubs are located will be considered and are eligible to apply for the district/region scholarship. Online students are also eligible to apply if enrolled at an accredited university/college/institute.


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