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.


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 $5,000 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 Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship program operates at the club, district/region and international levels of Zonta International. To apply, please contact the Zonta club nearest you. Please note that applicants may not apply to more than one Zonta district. Applicants must be nominated by a local Zonta club. Applications selected by Zonta clubs are sent to the respective Zonta governor/regional representative. A district/region evaluating 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 12 international recipients from the district/region applicants.



The 2017 Deadline will be posted when it has been established by Zonta International.  Application deadline is April 14, 2017.

Please send applications by 11:00 p.m., PST, to:

Cheryl Wasserman

28097 River Trail Lane

Santa Clarita, CA  91354

[email protected]

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