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JANE M. KLAUSMAN WOMEN IN BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIP

This program was established in 1998 to encourage undergraduate women to enter careers and seek leadership positions in business. The program ultimately seeks to influence business decisions that positively affect women by increasing the number of women in executive positions in the field of business management. This program was established from a bequest by Jane M. Klausman, a member of the Zonta Club of Syracuse, New York USA, and the 1990-1995 Zonta International Parliamentarian.

Since the inception of the program in 1998, Zonta has awarded 564 Scholarships (includes international awards and second award recipients), totaling more than US$1.3 million, to 428 women representing 57 countries.

During her career, Jane M. Klausman was a successful professional secretary, parliamentarian and entrepreneur.

The District 4 winner receives $2,000 US and the opportunity to compete for one of six Zonta International awards of $8,000 US.

D4 2018 JANE M. KLAUSMAN WOMEN IN BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIP Winner

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2018-2020 JMK Women in Business Scholarship Chairman Training

View the history of the scholarship, purpose, eligibility, and where to find information for clubs’ Awards Committees.

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JMK 2019 Application

Classified members (club members and individuals with direct membership with Zonta International) and employees of Zonta International and Zonta International Foundation, and their family members (ancestors, descendants, adoptees, siblings, nieces or cousins, and those of their spouse or co-habiting partner), are not eligible to apply for the Scholarship.

Golden Z club members may apply.

Note that applicants from geographic areas within a Zonta district/region where no clubs are located will be considered and are eligible to apply for the district/region and international awards.

JANE M. KLAUSMAN WOMEN IN BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIP Resources

JMK 2018 Recipients

ZI December 2018 PDF

JMK 2018 Recipients' Bios

ZI January 2019 PDF

JMK 2019 Evaluation Criteria

ZI February 2019 PDF

JMK 2019 Poster

ZI February 2019 PDF

JMK Application Cover Sheet for Governors and Regional Representatives

ZI February 2019 PDF

JMK Background and Statistics

ZI February 2019 PDF

JMK Guidelines for Clubs, Districts and Region South America

ZI February 2019 PDF

JMK Sample Certificate - Club

ZI February 2019 DOC

JMK Sample News Release Announcing Applications

ZI February 2019 DOC

JMK Sample News Release Announcing Recipients

ZI February 2019 DOC

List of Recipients’ schools/Institutes by Country

ZI February 2019 PDF

Winners of the District 4 Jane M. Klausman Award and sponsoring Zonta Club

2018   Katie Chen, Western University, Zonta Club of Kitchener-Waterloo

2017   Elizabeth Van Dyck, McMaster University, Zonta Club of Hamilton 1
2016   Helen Shen, University of Toronto, Zonta Club of Toronto (also an International winner)
2015   Regan Fitzgerald, Brock University, Zonta Club of St. Catharines
2014   Jennifer Philpott, Brock University, Zonta Club of St. Catharines
2013   Ginella Coutinho, McMaster University, Zonta Clubs of Hamilton 1 & 2
2012   Nina Zhang, University of Waterloo, Zonta Club Kitchener-Waterloo (also an International winner)
2011    Vivian Trinh, McMaster University, Zonta Clubs of Hamilton 1 & 2 (also an International winner)
2010   Ashley Ross, St Bonaventure University, Zonta Club of Hamburg-Orchard Park (also an International winner)
2009  Samantha Seto, University of Toronto, Zonta Club of Toronto (also an International winner)
2008   Jody Grewal, University of Waterloo, Zonta Club of Kitchener-Waterloo (also an International winner)
2007   Diane Lloyd, Zonta Club of Clarion
2006   Julie Mitchell, Wilfrid Laurier University, Zonta Club of Kitchener-Waterloo (also an International winner)
2005   Eva Reddington, Wilfrid Laurier University, Zonta Club of Kitchener-Waterloo
2004   Brianne Bell, University of Western Ontario, Zonta Club of London
2003   Charissa Lai, University of Toronto, Zonta Club of Toronto I
2002   Janeen Scott, Brock University, Zonta Club of St. Catharines
2001   Shazia Damji, York University, Zonta Club of Toronto I

Notes

  1. Applicants must apply to their local Zonta Club. Club winners proceed to the District Level where one applicant is chosen to be the District winner and our candidate for one of the International Scholarships.
  2. Each Zonta Club may nominate one applicant. Nevertheless, more than one applicant from a university or college may participate as long as each is sponsored by a different Zonta Club.
  3. The best applicants are those enrolled in challenging, reputable programs achieving at a high level and demonstrating a commitment to their community outside the scope of their academic program. They will be in their third or fourth year of undergraduate business study.
  4. Applicants must demonstrate intent to complete a program in business and show outstanding achievement in business related subjects as recorded on the official university/college/institute transcript.

Other Questions?

Contact one of your District 4 Award Committee members at [email protected]

Where to get Application Forms

The current application form, available after December 31, must be downloaded and printed from the Zonta International web site: www.zonta.org

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Contact our D4 Awards Committee for more information.

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