Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship
Just 21.2 percent of S&P 500 companies’ board seats are occupied by women. Zonta International's Jane M. Klausman (JMK) 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.
First awarded in 1998, the program is designed to encourage women to enter careers and to seek leadership positions in business fields in their communities and throughout the world. The JMK Women in Business Scholarships look to the women of today to be the leaders of tomorrow.
Women of any age, pursuing a business program with major field of specialisation in:
Online students are also eligible to apply if enrolled at an accredited university/college/institute.
Students must be enrolled 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 still be in school at the time the scholarship funds are disbursed and must not graduate before December 2020.
Previous International Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship recipients may not apply to renew the Scholarship for a second year.
Golden Z club members may apply.
The application starts at the club level - here with us a Zonta Bendigo.
Please download and read the application form in full before completing. All parts of the application must be completed, signed where appropriate and submitted to our club via email or post by the printed deadline.
The Zonta Club nominates an evaluation panel to assess the applications and shortlist applicants for an interview, either in person or via phonemail, from which the panel will select one winner.
The winning applicant's application will also be sent to the district governor, for us this is District 23. A district/region evaluating committee reviews the applications and selects one applicant per district/region to submit to Zonta International Headquarters.
The Zonta International YWPA Award Committee recommends 10 international recipients from the district/region applications to the Zonta International Board. After approval by the Zonta International Board, the Zonta International Foundation provides awards and certificates to the district/region, and international recipients.
Award & Scholarship Money
The recipient will be notified ahead of our International Women's Day Dinner, held annually on the first Tuesday of March.
The Zonta Club of Bendigo will present a certificate and, unless presented earlier, a $750.00 cheque on the night. Cost of attending the dinner for the recipient is covered by the club. Guests are welcome to attend at the ticketed price.
Past Jane M Klausman Scholarship Recipients
2019 - Sarah Thompson
Applications due Wednesday 17 June 2020 via email