As part of its mandate to improve the education and the professional status of women, the Zonta Club of Ottawa established an annual bursary and awards program.
The Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship (JMK)
The Zonta International Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship program was established to encourage women business students to seek leadership and executive positions in the field of business management, as well as other business-related fields.
The Jane M. Klausman Scholarship is awarded at the club, district and international levels. Each year, Zonta International offers scholarships of US$1,000 each at the district level and twelve international scholarships in the amount of US$7,000 each. Any woman undertaking a business and/or business-related program in at least the second year of an undergraduate program through the final year of a Master’s Program, at the time the application, if submitted is eligible to apply. The recipient must still be attending school when receiving the funds in November.
The Zonta Club of Ottawa will provide a CA$500 scholarship in 2016 to a woman of outstanding potential who is pursuing business studies at a university in the Ottawa region. The club winner’s application will then be forwarded to the district competition. The district evaluating committee selects one applicant