Jane M. Klausman

Women in Business Scholarship

jmkJane M. Klausman was a professional secretary, parliamentarian and entrepreneur. She knew the challenges faced by women pursuing careers in business and understood the importance of helping women become business leaders.

Jane M. Klausman Scholarships work to support women who demonstrate outstanding potential in business-related fields.

Applicants apply to their local Zonta Club. Club winners progress to District Level, then to International Level. Twelve women will be chosen to receive the $8,000 Zonta International Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships.

The scholarships may be used at any college, university, or institution for the third or fourth year of study in an accredited program which will result in a business-related degree.


Application Process

The Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley is offering the Jane M. Klausman Women in Business scholarship to women who are pursuing undergraduate or master’s degrees business management or a business related program. Zonta’s goal is to encourage women to enter careers and seek leadership position in business related fields.

The recipient selected will receive $ 2,000 from the Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley. Then, the recipient’s application will be forwarded to Zonta District 9 for award consideration of an additional $2,000.  Lastly, the district winner’s application will be forwarded to Zonta International for consideration where twelve recipients will receive an additional $8,000 each.

The Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship is available to women entering at least their second year of undergraduate studies through the final year of a master’s program. Additional information about the scholarship is available at www.zonta.org.

Download the application here.  JMK2018Application

All applications must be TYPED and mailed to the address below or e-mailed to [email protected] by April 13, 2018.

The Awardee will be receiving a check and be honored at an Awards Event May 9, 2018 honoring all SCV Zonta Club community grants and scholarship recipients.

The 2018 Deadline will be posted when it has been established by Zonta International.  Application deadline is April 13, 2018.

Please mail applications to

Zonta Club of SCV
23742 Lyons Avenue
Santa Clarita, CA 91322
661-252-9351 #8 for scholarships

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Clarissa Amelia Michael Wins Women in Business Scholarship 2017

Michael is 20 years old, was born in Glendale, and raised in Canyon Country. She currently is working on a bachelor’s degree in accounting from College of the Canyons and Santa Ana College and will receive her master’s degree from Loyola Marymount University in 2020. She is taking an accelerated three-year program at LMU which places her on track to become a Certified Public Accountant. She currently works as a bookkeeper for a Santa Clarita business and hopes to accept an internship in a “Big 4” firm once she completes her studies. In addition to her studies, she is actively involved locally in an interesting variety of volunteer work.

Clarissa has received $2,000 from the local Zonta Club, and her application has been forwarded to District 9, where she could win an additional $1,000. The district winner’s application will go on to Zonta International, where 12 women will be chosen to win an additional $7,000.