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Dupre Advances to Zonta International Scholarship Consideration

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Zonta Club of Hilo President Julie Engelhardt with 2021 Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship Winner Allison Dupre. (Photo courtesy of Zonta Club of Hilo)

Zonta International is giving a University of Hawai‘i at Hilo student the chance to receive even more scholarship funding from a program that supports women seeking careers in business.

Zonta Club of Hilo’s 2021 Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship recipient Allison Dupre was later selected as the District 9 recipient with a second scholarship from the program and also advanced, alongside 30 others, to be considered for a third Klausman scholarship at the Zonta International level.

“(This) scholarship will give me the opportunity to attend more study groups and tutoring for my final year of undergraduate studies, as well as help me purchase textbooks and the necessary supplies to attend school,” said Dupre, who received a $1,000 scholarship at the club level, in a press release. “It will also allow me to continue empowering women and making a difference in my community.”


The Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship program helps women overcome gender barriers from the classroom to the boardroom. The scholarship was established in 1998 from a generous bequest by Jane M. Klausman, a member of the Zonta Club of Syracuse, N.Y.

After advancing from the club level, Zonta annually awards up to 32 scholarships of $2,000 each at the district/region level and six international scholarships in the amount of $8,000 each. Scholarships are awarded to women undertaking business studies who demonstrate outstanding potential in the field. Open to women of any age, students must be enrolled in at least their second year of an undergraduate program through the final year of a master’s program at the time of application.

The Zonta Club of Hilo deadline to apply this year is May 15. Applications are available online.


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