Jane M. Klausman
Women in Business Scholarship
2019 Application
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Jane M. Klausman
Women in Business Scholarship
A Zonta International Program, Funded through the Zonta International Foundation
General Information
The Zonta International Foundation awarded the first Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships in 1998 to
women pursuing degrees in business leading to a business management career. 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. During her career, Ms. Klausman was a professional secretary, parliamentarian
and entrepreneur.
The Scholarship
The Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships are awarded to women undertaking business studies who
have demonstrated outstanding potential in the field. 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. Any woman
undertaking a business program at an accredited university/college/institute, including online students, 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, is eligible to apply. The Scholarship may be used at any university, college or institute offering accredited
courses and degrees.
Who is Eligible?
Women of any age, pursuing a business program with major field of specialization in accounting, finance, business
management, marketing, operations management, human resources management, international business, or
entrepreneurship at an accredited university/college/institute, who demonstrate outstanding potential in the field and
are living or studying in a Zonta district/region, are eligible. 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 be in school at the
time the scholarship funds are disbursed and must not graduate before December 2019. Previous International Jane
M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship recipients may not apply to renew the Scholarship for a second year.
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.
What are the Requirements?
Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:
1. Be undertaking a business and/or business-related program at an accredited university/college/institute.
2. 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 or district.
3. Applicants must still be attending school at the time the scholarship funds are disbursed to receive this
scholarship.
4. Must submit the Zonta International verification of current enrollment form (see page 10) with application
materials. Acceptance letters are not verification of enrollment and will not be accepted.
5. Achieved an outstanding academic record during her academic studies, including business subjects.
6. Demonstrated initiative, ambition and commitment to pursuing a career in business.
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How Do I Apply?
Complete an official application in English. Please note that only typed applications will be accepted and considered.
All non-English documents must be translated into English. The following documents are to be submitted in the
application package. Applications can be downloaded from the Zonta International website, (www.zonta.org) and
must include:
1. One (1) recommendation from a faculty member in the major field of study.
2. One (1) recommendation from an employer, volunteer supervisor, or academic advisor. (Classified members
and employees of Zonta International and Zonta International Foundation are not eligible to write
recommendation letters for applicants.)
3. An essay of 500 words or less that clearly describes your academic and professional goals, the relevance of
your program to the business field, and how the Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship will
assist you in reaching your goals. (Essays exceeding 500 words will not be considered.)
4. Zonta International verification of current enrollment form from the university/college/institute registrar (see
page 10 of application). Acceptance letters are not verification of enrollment and will not be accepted. Please
note that students from the southern hemisphere may have limited academic records available at the time of
application for club and district/region Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships. If further records
are available later, these records may be included when the district/region forwards their nominee to Zonta
International for consideration in the selection of the international Jane M. Klausman Women in Business
Scholarships. Candidates for the international scholarships may be asked to submit their most recent
academic results for consideration.
5. List and include official detailed transcripts of grades or equivalent records for all universities, colleges or
institutes attended with an explanation of the grading system for each transcript submitted. Note: Grades for
current area of studies must be included to be considered.
6. All non-English documents must be translated into English.
7. All application materials must be received at the Zonta club by the deadline printed on the application. If the
Zonta club contact information is not printed on the application, please locate a Zonta club nearest you by
using the Club Locator at http://www.zonta.org, or email your name and contact information to Zonta
International Headquarters at programs@zonta.org. Please note that applicants may not apply to more than
one Zonta district.
8. Articles, pamphlets, books, curriculum vitae or other publications are not requested and will not be
considered.
9. Applications that are incomplete or late due to postal delays, transmittal by third parties, or other
circumstances will not be considered. Applications are accepted by email or regular mail; however, email
submissions are preferred. Applications submitted by email must be signed and sent as a PDF.
What is the Application Process?
The club evaluation committee will consider applications and select the club awardee. Applications selected by Zonta
clubs are sent to their respective Zonta governor/regional representative. A district/region evaluation committee
selects one applicant per district/region to submit to Zonta International Headquarters. The Zonta International Jane
M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship Committee selects six international recipients from the district/region
applicants.
How May I Use the Scholarship Funds?
1. The scholarship may be used for any expenses that support the achievement of a degree in business.
2. For domestic and foreign recipients studying in the United States, scholarship funds used for tuition, books, fees,
supplies or required equipment for the program of study are not considered taxable income. Withholding taxes
may be required on funds used for living expenses or other non-qualified expenses.
3. Recipients are not permitted to defer the Scholarship. Zonta International will consider a new application the
following year, but no preferential consideration will be given to the second application.
4. Recipients may accept additional grants and scholarships from other sources.
Timetable
Applications received by Zonta clubs (contact local club for deadline-generally in April/May)
Club recipient is selected and application is received by governor/regional representative........................................1 July or
deadline determined by the district
District/region recipient selected and application received by Zonta International Headquarters.….…….…......1 September
Official announcement of district/region and international recipients….……………….……….…………….......November
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Application for Jane M. Klausman
Women in Business Scholarship
SEND APPLICATION AND DIRECT ANY QUESTIONS TO:
Name:
Last (Family)
First
Middle
Current mailing address:
City:
State:
Postal Code:
Country:
Email address:
Telephone:
LinkedIn address:
Twitter handle:
Permanent mailing address:
City:
State:
Postal Code:
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Home email address:
Telephone:
Birth date:
Birthplace:
Country of citizenship:
(date/month/year)
University/college/institute currently attending:
Current year of study:
Department:
Major/field of study:
Plans for study under the Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship:
Degree sought:
Expected graduation date (month/year):
Application Deadline:
Zonta Club of:
District/Area:
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Academic Background
Applicants are required to send transcripts of grades or equivalent records from all universities, colleges or institutes
attended. An explanation of the grading system must be included for each transcript. Please add your current degree sought
and expected graduation date(month/year).
University/college/institute/online
(Year) to (Year)
Major field
Date of degree/anticipated
Scholarships, Fellowships, Honors Received During the Studies Listed Above
(Attach an additional sheet if necessary)
Date:
Date:
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Volunteer and Other Activities
(Please describe your volunteer, non-scholastic activities, memberships and cultural interests):
Employment
From
(month/year)
To
(month/year)
Employer
Address
Type of work or
position held
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Recommendations
Please give one of the attached recommendation forms to a faculty member in the major field of study and the other to an
employer, volunteer supervisor or academic advisor.
Please list below those who will submit recommendations:
Name
Position
College/university/institute
1.
2.
Declaration by Applicant
I will take responsibility for school expenses (such as living, traveling, clothing) which are more than the US$8,000 should I
be the recipient of an international Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship. I grant permission to Zonta
International and Zonta International Foundation to use my name and photograph in the literature designed to promote the
Zonta International Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship.
I certify that all the information contained in my application form is accurate to the best of my knowledge. I understand that, at
the option of the Zonta club sponsoring my application or the Zonta district/region, or Zonta International, I may be
interviewed as a candidate for the Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship. I consent to the electronic or hard
copy publication by Zonta International of material in my application.
I confirm that I have not applied to more than one Zonta district.
I confirm that I am not a family member (ancestor, descendant, adoptee, sibling, niece or cousin) of a classified
member or their spouse or co-habiting partner, and/or employee of Zonta International.
(Insert image of your signature or print, sign and scan this page.)
Data Protection
Zonta International and Zonta International Foundation take the security of your data seriously. We will never sell, trade or
rent your personal information provided in this application to third parties. By submitting this application, you agree to the use
of your data in accordance with the Privacy Policy and Publicity Authorization Form contained in the application documents
(see page 11 of the application).
Signature (required)
Date
How did you learn of the Jane M. Klausman Women in
Business Scholarship?
Please check the appropriate items:
Social media
Facebook
LinkedIn
Twitter
Department/teacher
Directory of grants at university financial aid office
Directory of grants not at university (e.g. public libraries)
Website (name):
Zonta club member:
Zonta Club of:
Other:
Applicant checklist
Please check all items included with the
application:
Completed application in English
Official copies of transcripts
Recommendation letter cover sheets
with dates and signatures
Recommendations (2)
Essay (not exceeding 500 words)
Zonta International verification of
current enrollment form (page 10) with
official stamp of the
college/university/institute
Signatures
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PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION AND GOALS
(Please type in English.)
In 500 words or less, please describe your academic and professional goals, the relevance of your program to the business field,
and how the Zonta International Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship will assist you in reaching your goals.
(Essays cannot exceed 500 words to be considered.)
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Recommendation for
Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship
Please return this form by:
Applicant’s Signature is required (Insert image of your signature or print, sign and scan this page.)
Applicant:
Last (Family) Name
First
Middle
Recommendation from:
Name
Position/Title
College/university/institute/business/organization
The applicant above has applied for a Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship. The Jane M. Klausman Women in
Business Scholarship Evaluation Committee greatly values and appreciates your opinion. Please discuss the applicant’s
accomplishments; current academic program or work experience; intellectual independence; capacity for analytical thinking; ability
to organize and express ideas clearly; creativity; motivation; and potential for learning and succeeding in a business-related field.
You may write your recommendation letter on letterhead of your choice; however, you must sign and submit this form with your
letter of recommendation.
Signature is required (Insert image of your signature or print, sign and scan this page.)
Date
Return form to Zonta
Club of:
Address:
City:
State/Province:
Country:
Postal Code:
Fax:
Email address:
How long have you known the applicant?
Please rate the applicant with respect to your experience with other students/employees in this field/position:
Exceptional
Top 5%
Very Good
Next 10%
Good
Next 15%
Average
Next 30%
Below Average
Last 40%
Insufficient opportunity
to observe
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Recommendation for
Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship
Please return this form by:
Applicant’s Signature is required (Insert image of your signature or print, sign and scan this page.)
Applicant:
Last (Family) Name
First
Middle
Recommendation from:
Name
Position/Title
College/university/institute/business/organization
The applicant above has applied for a Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship. The Jane M. Klausman Women in
Business Scholarship Evaluation Committee greatly values and appreciates your opinion. Please discuss the applicant’s
accomplishments; current academic program or work experience; intellectual independence; capacity for analytical thinking; ability
to organize and express ideas clearly; creativity; motivation; and potential for learning and succeeding in a business-related field.
You may write your recommendation letter on letterhead of your choice; however, you must sign and submit this form with your
letter of recommendation.
Signature is required (Insert image of your signature or print, sign and scan this page.)
Date
Return form to Zonta
club of:
Address:
City:
State/Province:
Country:
Postal Code:
Fax:
Email address:
How long have you known the applicant?
Please rate the applicant with respect to your experience with other students/employees in this field/position:
Exceptional
Top 5%
Very Good
Next 10%
Good
Next 15%
Average
Next 30%
Below Average
Last 40%
Insufficient opportunity to
observe
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Verification of Current Enrollment
Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship
I certify that
is currently enrolled in
(name of student)
in
(year of degree program )
(name of course/degree being studied)
at
(name of college/university/institute)
(address college/university/institute)
(signature is required of college/university/institute official)
(date)
(official stamp of the college/university/institute )
This requirement may be deferred if the application deadline precedes the university/college/institute enrollment period. The
applicant must provide written confirmation of the enrollment period with the application. Acceptance letters are not verification of
enrollment and will not be accepted. International scholarship recipients must provide a new verification of enrollment form before
scholarship funds will be released in November/December.
Students from the Southern Hemisphere may only have limited academic records available at the time of application for club and
district Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships. If further records are available at the later date, these records may
be included when the district forwards their nominee to Zonta International for consideration in the selection of the international
Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships.
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Zonta International Jane M. Klausman (JMK) Women in Business
Scholarship Program
Privacy Policy and Publicity Authorization
Zonta International and the Zonta International Foundation are committed to honoring the privacy and wishes of all of our Jane M.
Klausman Women in Business Scholarship recipients at all times. In order to do this, please read the following information
carefully and indicate your agreement as appropriate.
1. Most data collected by Zonta International and the Zonta International Foundation is used only to help Zonta better serve
its scholarship recipients. It is our general policy to collect and store only personal information that our recipients
knowingly provide. Zonta does not sell, trade, or rent your personally identifying information to third parties. Except as
described in paragraph two, we take reasonable measures not to disclose personally identifying information about you.
I have read the above paragraph and agree to the Terms and Conditions therein.
2. From time to time, Zonta International and the Zonta International Foundation conducts various marketing activities to
promote the Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship Program. In addition, to ensure Zonta’s ability to fund
the Scholarships, the Zonta International Foundation may from time to time provide information to donors to the Jane M.
Klausman Women in Business Scholarship Fund about recipients of their donations. Zonta retains the right to use your
name, photograph and biographical information to promote the Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships in
various promotional materials, including the website.
I have read the above paragraph and agree to the Terms and Conditions therein.
Signature is required (Insert image of your signature or print, sign and scan this page.)
Date
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