January 18, 2013
College of Saint Benedict senior Katelin Weiers has received the Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship from Zonta International.
Weiers, an accounting and mathematics major from New Prague, Minn., who is a first-generation college student, was one of 12 women from around the world to receive a $7,000 scholarship.
"When I learned that I was actually one of 12 international recipients, I couldn't believe it. It is a huge honor, and I'm very grateful to have received this award," Weiers said.
The scholarship, first awarded in 1998, is presented to women pursuing degrees in business leading to a business management career. Weiers already has a full-time job lined up following graduation in May as an actuarial assistant at Thrivent Financial for Lutherans in Minneapolis.