Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship

Cynthia Ahmed is the District 3 2016 Jane M. Klausmen Women in Business Scholarship winner.  Cynthia recently graduarted in May 2017 from the Martin Tuchman School of Management at the New Jersey  Institute of Technology (NJIT) where she majored in Finance and Accounting with a minor in Legal Studies.  During her graduate career Cynthia was active in on and off campus activities to prepare herself for a life after graduation.  She interned at Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Prudential Financials, Goldman Sachs and the Superior Court of New Jersey.  During her years on campus, she served in leadership positions in the NJIT Student Senate, Business Society, Pre-Law Society and Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society.  She also worked as a Teaching Assistant, Office Assistant, and Peer Mentor.  Cynthia is a proud member of Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity and a founding member of NJIT’s chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma Professional Fraternity.   With the help of Zonta’s generous Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship, Cynthia spent her last semester of college in Lyon, France.  While in France, she was the first student to participate in a new dual degree program offered by NJIT and completed all coursework for a Masters of International Business Administrtion (MIBA) from the ESDES Business School during her last semester of undergraduate work.  Upon completing four months of work experience for credits, she will receive her M.I.B.A. degree. She is extrememly grateful to have been selected as a recipient and International JMK Scholarship.  She gives thanks to the entire Zonta organization and especially the South Oceam County club for helping further her education endeavors through this scholarship
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Claire Wayner is the District 3 2017 Young Women in Public Affairs Award Recipient. Claire Wayner is a native of Baltimore, Maryland, and a high school senior at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute. She is an avid young environmentalist and aspires to be an environmental lawyer or politician one day, but she'd like to study environmental engineering in college in addition to policy to form a technical basis for her future work in  government. Claire has been active in local government throughout high school. In sophomore year, she was hired as a youth environmental intern in the Baltimore Office of Sustainability, where she continues to work to increase student participation in environmental events. She co-founded a student advocacy organization, Baltimore Beyond Plastic (bmorebeyondplastic.org), in her junior year with her best friend. Their goal is to reduce single-use plastics and pollution in Baltimore while empowering young people to speak out to better their communities. Claire also has taken the lead in spreading environmentalism at her school, where she heads the Environment Club and is their Student Government Association's environmental liaison. She also co-authored their successful application to become a prestigious Maryland Green School.
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Young Women in Public Affairs Award Program

District 3 is happy to announce that we have five winners of Amelia Earhart Fellowships.  Three of them are Monica Syal who attends the University of Maryland, Elizabeth Jensen who attends Princeton and Laura Freeman, a second time winner, who attends Virginia Tech.  All three of these ladies came to lunch with us at the Conference. The other two winners were Catherine Florio who attends NJ Institute of Technology (the Essex Club will present her with her award) and Laura Bower who attends the University of Colorado (the Boulder Club will present her award).  As usual, we have quite a few winners in District 3 and are so proud of all of them.

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Amelia Earhart Fellowship Program

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