Christina Terry, a sophomore majoring in economics and marketing and minoring in finance and political science, recently was awarded the Zonta International Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship. Terry first won the local Findlay chapter scholarship in June 2011 and then moved on to receive the district scholarship in January.
“Every scholarship I receive is such a blessing,” said Terry. “I am paying for my own school out of a college fund that was set up for me after my father passed away, so any assistance I receive helps me be able to save for the future.”
Terry calls leadership her specialty. She serves as vice president of Student Government Association and College Republicans and is a member of multiple committees at UF including the general education committee, the Board of Trustees committee on instruction and the library committee. Terry’s career goals include becoming a business consultant and developing employee communication and leadership skills within businesses. She says that receiving the Zonta International scholarship will help make this goal a reality.
Zonta International was founded in 1919 after five women, who were not allowed to join the all-male Kiwanis service club, saw the need for a new organization. The club serves to advance the legal, political, economic, educational, health and professional status of women worldwide by through service and advocacy. Since its founding, the organization has grown to include 63 countries with 1,200 chapters, including one in Findlay.
The Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship is open to women pursuing a business management career. The scholarship encourages women to seek leadership positions in their community and globally and “looks to the women of today to be the leaders of tomorrow.”
By Katie Baumgart