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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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
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.
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