Women of any age, pursuing a business or business-related program who demonstrate outstanding potential in the field and are living or studying in a Zonta district/region, are eligible. Students must be enrolled full-time 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.
Previous International Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship recipients may not apply to renew the Scholarship for a second year.
Classified members and employees of Zonta International and Zonta International Foundation, and their family members, are not eligible to apply for the Scholarship; however, Golden Z club members may apply.
Note: Applicants from geographic areas where no Zonta clubs are located will be considered and are eligible to apply for the district/region scholarship. Online students are also eligible to apply if enrolled at an accredited university/college/institute.
Applications are posted in January. Applications must be completed and presented to Zonta clubs according to the club's assigned deadline. A club recipient is selected, and the application is presented to the governor/regional representative by 1 July or deadline determined by the district. The district/region recipient is selected, and the application is presented to Zonta International Headquarters by 1 September. International recipients will be contacted by their Zonta club leader by November.