Jane M. Klausman – Women in Business Scholarships

To encourage more women to pursue education and careers in business, Zonta International established the Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship for College and University Students Majoring in Business.

Today, women are still more likely to be pouring the coffee in global boardrooms than sitting on the boards. According to Corporate Women Directors International, women hold just 10.4% of the board seats of global 200 companies, as ranked by Fortune Magazine.Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships are helping women pursuing undergraduate degrees in business management overcome gender barriers, from the classroom to the boardroom. Since 1998, Zonta Women in Business Scholarships have helped women find their place in the business world.

How is the Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship Program supported? Women in Business Scholarships are made possible through investment income generated by the Klausman bequest, and by generous contributions from Zontians, Zonta Clubs and friends of Zonta.

Application Process:

Download the application using the button above (Word document). 

The Jane M. Klausman application is also available on the Zonta International website ( and can be directly accessed at:  the Zonta Scholarship Page.

Please note that application forms are  are submitted via MAIL to the local Zonta chapter.

Send applications by 4/18/2017, along with all required support documentation, to:

Zonta Club of Everett,
P.O. Box 5204,
Everett, WA 98206-5204.
Please contact for additional information or questions.


Jane M. Klausman, member of the Zonta Club of Syracuse, New York, USA and Zonta International Parliamentarian from 1990-1995, knew first-hand the challenges faced by young women pursuing careers in business and understood the importance of helping women become business leaders.With this in mind, she left a generous bequest to the Zonta International Foundation, from which the Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship Program was established.

Young Women in Public Affairs Awards

The progress of women in the last century has dramatically changed the opportunities available to women, yet women’s participation in positions of public influence continues to lag behind. Though women account for nearly 50 percent of the workforce, only 10 percent hold positions in the world’s parliaments.

Zonta International believes young women are the key to women’s advancement in the field of public service. The Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Awards encourage young women who have demonstrated leadership skills and interest in civic causes to continue pursuing their dreams.

Since 1990, the Awards have recognized pre-university and pre-college women students committed to leadership in public policy, government and volunteer organizations. How is the YWPA Award Program supported? Young Women in Public Affairs Awards are made possible by generous contributions to the Zonta International Foundation Young Women in Public Affairs Fund.

2017 YWPA Scholarship Application
Young Women in Public Affairs Scholarship Application

Send applications, along with all required support documentation, to: Zonta Club of Everett, P.O. Box 5204, Everett, WA 98206-5204

Women In Transition Scholarship

The Zonta Club of Everett recognizes women in transition by offering scholarships each year for women to complete their education to reenter the work force. Please contact Judy Gish for more information or with questions: email cell: 425-923-0555.


WIT Application 2016



Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing Scholarship Award (AMTEC)

The Zonta Club of Everett recognizes young women 16-19 years of age who are interested in career pathways in aerospace manufacturing, including welding, fabrication, machining, engineering technology, composites technology and mechatronics; females interested in nontraditional jobs in manufacturing (even if they are unsure of what to pursue) and females interested in attending any of the certified or degree programs at AMTEC, the Advanced Manufacturing Training and Education Center, Everett, Washington.

Zonta AMTEC Scholarship Application

Agency Request for Funding

Zonta Club of Everett is committed to increasing opportunities for community and personal enrichment while striving to improve the status of women in Snohomish County. In an effort to achieve that goal, each year the Zonta Club of Everett Foundation awards grants to non-profit organizations whose programs align with Zonta’s mission.

Non-profit organizations have the opportunity to be selected to receive funding and/or obtain assistance in two ways:

Direct Financial Support

The Zonta Club of Everett Foundation holds an annual fundraising event and conducts other fundraising activities throughout the year. Money raised is distributed by the club to those organizations who have applied and have been selected to receive funds. The amount distributed to each agency is determined by how much is raised by Zonta Club of Everett Foundation mainly through our annual fundraising event. Applications will be evaluated for their relevance to our mission and for the value of their impact on women in Snohomish County.  Agencies may apply for grants once a year.

Assistance through our Hands-On program

We provide volunteers to work on projects such as painting, gardening or staffing an event that aligns with Zonta’s mission.

Agency Funding Cover Letter Zonta Agency Cover Letter 2015-2016
For all agencies to read for how to apply for funding in 2016-2017

Application for Funding 2017
All agencies requesting funding must complete this form.

Agency Request for Proposal
Agency Commitment Letter
All agencies must complete the commitment form and submit with the application for funding 2016-2017

Empowering Women Through Service and Advocacy