Zonta Club Young Women in Public Affairs Award

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Awards Available: Varies

Scholarship Description

Because Zonta International believes that young women are the key to women’s advancement in the field of public service, it offers the Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Award, which recognizes young women, ages 16-19, for demonstrating leadership skills and commitment to public service and civic causes, and encourages them to continue their participation in public and political life.


  • Students aged 16-19
  • Female
  • Active commitment to volunteerism
  • Experience in local and/or student government or workplace leadership
  • Volunteer leadership achievements
  • Knowledge of Zonta International and its programs

Application Process

  1. Contact a Zonta club to initiate the application process
  2. Submit all application materials to the Zonta club by the specified deadline
  3. For application downloads, obtain deadline information from the respective Zonta club
  4. Applicants from areas without Zonta clubs can apply through a Zonta e-club or directly to the district

If the Zonta club contact information is not printed on the application, please locate the Zonta club nearest you by using the Club Locator, or email your name and contact information to Zonta International Headquarters

Applicants from geographic areas within a Zonta district/region where no clubs are located may apply via a Zonta e-club or directly to the district to be eligible for the international awards. Previous district and international Young Women in Public Affairs Award recipients are not eligible to apply to renew the Award for a second year.

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