ZONTA Scholarship 2022-2023

Klausman Women in Business

Zonta Scholarship
Women comprise a minority business leaders . According to Catalyst, 21.2% of S&P 500 companies’ board seats are occupied by women, and just 5.2% of these companies' CEOs are women.

The Jane M. Klausman (JMK) Women in Business Scholarship helps women pursue undergraduate and master's degrees in business management and overcome gender barriers. The JMK Scholarship program was established in 1998 from a bequest by Jane M. Klausman, a member of the Zonta Club of Syracuse, New York, USA, and the 1990-1995 ZI Parliamentarian.

The program operates at the Zonta club, district/region and international levels. Zonta annually awards up to 32 scholarships of US$2,000 each at the district/region level and six international scholarships of US $8,000 each.

Since the program's inception, Zonta International has awarded
602 Scholarships, totaling more than US$1.4 million, to 460 women representing 57 countries.


Women of any age, pursuing a business program with major field of accounting, economics, finance, business management, marketing, operations management, human resources management, international business, or entrepreneurship at an accredited postsecondary institute, who demonstrate outstanding potential in the field and are living or studying in a Zonta district/region, are eligible.

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. Applicants must be in school at the time the scholarship funds are disbursed and must not graduate before December 2022. Previous International Scholarship recipients may not apply to renew the Scholarship for a second year.

Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship Winners
from Zonta Club of Greeley

2021Laura M. SorrellMBA in Healthcare Administration
2020Nancy Ochoa CisnerosBS in Accounting
2019Chloe ParsonsGeneral Business
2018Halie M. SpaurGeneral Business - Finance