Amanda Ameson Wins Women in Business Scholarship 2018

Amanda is a senior at Humboldt State University in Northern California and majoring in Business Finance. She will be receiving her bachelor’s degree this year.  She has won various prestigious Scholarships from Humboldt Area Foundation and from Fortuna Business Women..  One of her professor gave her a great compliment by saying that “she is studious, organized, and most importantly dedicated to the pursuit of perfection”.  She has been accepted into the UC Davis Master of Professional Accountancy Program this fall.  The Program focuses on pairing students with job opportunities by organizing interviews and preparing them for the CPA exam.

Amanda was not able to attend our Award Event as she is attending school Northern California and was preparing for finals. She will have the opportunity to be considered for another $2,000 award at the District 9 and potentially progress to Zonta International for consideration of one of six awards at $8,000 each.

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 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 thesecond year of an undergraduate program through the final year of a Master’s program at the time the application issubmitted, is eligible to apply. The Scholarship may be used at any university, college or institute offering accredited courses and degrees.

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.


Application period is now closed.