Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship (JMK) application due date to a club will vary among district clubs.
A club’s selected candidate’s application is due to District 4 awards committee by July 15, 2023.
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.
This program operates at the club, district and international levels of Zonta International. Clubs, districts and regions are advised to appoint committees to manage these program responsibilities.
Since the program’s inception in 1998, Zonta has awarded 676 Scholarships (including international awards and second award recipients), totalling more than US$1.6 million, to 522 women from 66 countries.
Continuing Award Amount
The Zonta International Board continues to award 32 International Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships of US$5,000 each with one scholarship recipient from each Zonta district/region, plus an additional five scholarships for the five largest Zonta districts, for a total of 37 scholarships each year.
Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship Application Cover Sheet for Zonta Clubs
Application check list.
JMK 2022 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
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 2021 Recipients
JMK 2021 Recipients' Bios
ZI January 2022 PDF
List of Recipients’ schools/Institutes by Country (1999-2020)
ZI January 2021 PDF
JMK Background and Statistics
JMK Guidelines for Clubs, Districts and Regions
JMK Sample News Release Announcing Applications
ZI February 2022 DOC
JMK Sample News Release Announcing Recipients
ZI February 2021 DOC
More resources for clubs can be found at
Zonta International Awards, Scholarships, Fellowships web page
Winners of the District 4 Jane M. Klausman Award and sponsoring Zonta Club
2021 Jacqueline Chung, Ryerson University, Zonta Club of Toronto, ON
2020 Madison Buchholz, Niagara University, Zonta Club of Niagara Falls, NY
2019 Daniela Gatti, Brock University, Zonta Club of St. Catharines, ON
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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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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