Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship

Janesville, WI. Applications for the 2023 Zonta International Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships are now available from the Zonta Club of Janesville by contacting Chris Goepfert at cgoep@yahoo.com.

The Zonta International Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships, first awarded in 1998, are open to women enrolled in at least the second year of an undergraduate program through the final year of a Master’s program in business, leading to a business management career. The program is designed to encourage women to enter careers and to seek leadership positions in business-related fields in their communities and throughout the world. The Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships look to the women of today to be the leaders of tomorrow.

Applications must be submitted through a Zonta Club. Applications for the Zonta Club of Janesville are due to  Chris Geopfert, (cgoep@yahoo.com) by June 15, 2023.

The Zonta Club of Janesville makes an award of $500 to an outstanding woman in our area who is preparing for a career in business and forwards her application for consideration for additional awards at the District and International levels.  In the past few years, two local scholarship winners, Tara Liegel  and Courtney Jentz, both students at UW-Whitewater, won the District Award and one of the six International Awards worth several thousand dollars.

The Zonta Club of Janesville is a club of Zonta International, a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy.

The Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship is one of many programs for women and girls sponsored by Zonta International. The Scholarships are funded by voluntary contributions to the Zonta International Foundation.

Clink on the link below for the scholarship application:


Janesville Zonta reflects on Inspiring Women for IWD

Janesville Zonta hosted a night of sharing stories about “Inspiring Women” to celebrate International Women’s Day.  Attendees said it was a beautiful and moving event. 

Supporting our Community

Janesville Zonta had great fun at the 16:49 Lip Sync contest.  We didn’t win, but it wasn’t for a lack of effort (or bribes, either).  16:49 which supports homeless youth in Rock County raised over $60,000 with the Lip Sync contest.  We were honored to be a part of it.

Attached are some incriminating photos of Zontians Edie, Beth, Cathy, and friends, Melanie and Vicky, hamming it up on stage.  Wait ’til next year!

Celebrate International Women’s Day!!

Join us for a Celebration Honoring the Women in our lives for International Women’s Day, March 8th, 6-8 p.m. at the Janesville Women’s Club, 108 S. Jackson, Janesville.
This year’s event will feature Vocal Soloist and pianist Amy Hartsough, Director of Music at the First
Lutheran Church. Participants are invited to share stories of the amazing women who have inspired them.
The event is free and open to the public. Please contact Edie Baran:
ediebaran@gmail.com, or call/text 608-931-5705, if you are interested in telling a story.

Women in STEM Scholarship, Due June 1, 2023

Women of any age and nationality, pursuing a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) degree program 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 April 2024.

The application is attached and must be submitted to Chris Geopfert /Zonta Club of Janesville, WI              by June 1, 2023.

Zonta Club of Janesville’s award is $500.  The awardee is put into consideration at the district level which places candidates in consideration at the international level.  The international award is $5,000.