Madison Buchholz, a recent graduate of Niagara University’s master of business administration program, was awarded a Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship from Zonta Club International District 4, in recognition of her academic accomplishments and dedication to community service.
Buchholz, who also earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from NU, was a Vincentian Scholar at the university. This elite four-year scholarship program has a special emphasis on social justice, and students accepted into the program must maintain a high grade point average while working closely with a variety of local service partners promoting education, health, law, and advocacy for marginalized populations. Her volunteer work included serving children and families and leading two fundraising drives at St. Mary’s Neighborhood Health Clinic, and organizing events to support senior citizens at the Health Association of Niagara County, Inc.
Buchholz intends to pursue her Ph.D. in marketing at the State University of New York – Buffalo in September 2021. Her professional goal is to advocate for equality for women in business and eventually hopes to teach marketing and ethics at the university level.
The Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship program was established in 1998 to encourage undergraduate women to enter careers and seek leadership positions in business. The program ultimately seeks to influence business decisions that positively affect women by increasing the number of women in executive positions in the field of business management. This program was established from a bequest by Jane M. Klausman, a member of the Zonta Club of Syracuse, N.Y., and the 1990-1995 Zonta International Parliamentarian.
Since the inception of the program in 1998, Zonta has awarded 564 scholarships totaling more than $1.3 million, to 428 women representing 57 countries.