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Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships

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. 

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

Please note that application forms are accessed on the Zonta International website but are submitted to the local Zonta chapter.

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



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.

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.


Agency Request for Funding

 Zonta International is a worldwide organization of women professionals and business executives whose main goal is to improve the status of women locally and globally through service and advocacy.  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 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 for a program

·        Assistance through our Hands-On program, in which we provide volunteers to work on a projects such as painting, gardening or staffing an event


Direct Financial Support

The Zonta Club of Everett holds an Auction annually in the fall 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 by the club’s Service Committee to receive funds.  The amount distributed to each agency is determined by how much is raised by Zonta of Everett mainly through our Annual Auction.  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 even if they received funding in the last calendar year.



    Scholarship Applications
  • Agency Funding Cover Letter  view the file
    • For all agencies to read for how to apply for funding in 2013/2014
  • Agency Application for Funding 2013/14  view the file
    • All agencies requesting funding must complete this form.
  • Agency Commitment Form for Funding   view the file
    • All agencies must complete the commitment form and submit with the application for funding 2013-2014
  • Virginia Gullikson  view the file
    • Nomination form for the Virginia Gullikson "Woman of the Year" award.
  • Women In Transition 2013  view the file
    • Scholarship Criteria
  • Women In Transition Application  view the file
    • 2013 Application for Women in Transition Scholarship
  • Young Women in Public Affairs Scholarship App.  view the file
    • Young Women in Public Affairs Scholarship Application

Zonta Club of Everett - PO Box 5204, Everett, WA 98206