Outside Scholarships
Scholarship: Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Award
Category: GENERAL
Date Added: 11/12/2012
Deadline: 02/12/2013
Description: Established in 1990 by Past International President Leneen Forde, the Young Women in Public Affairs Award honors young women of age 16 to 19, who demonstrate a commitment to leadership in public policy, government and volunteer organizations. The program operates at the Zonta club, district and international levels. Zonta clubs provide awards for club recipients, and district and international awards are funded by the Zonta International Foundation. District recipients receive US$1,000, and five international recipients are selected from the district recipients to receive awards of US$3,000 each.
Requirements: ELIGIBILITY

Women of any nationality who are students of age 16-19 on 1 April each year, studying and living, or working in a Zonta district/region and who demonstrate evidence of the following are eligible to apply. Note that applicants from geographic areas where no clubs are located will be considered and also eligible for the District/Region Award.

Active commitment to volunteerism
Experience in local or student government
Volunteer leadership achievements
Knowledge of Zonta International and its programs
Advocating in Zonta International's mission of advancing the status of women worldwide

The application must start with a Zonta club. All application materials must be received at a Zonta club by the printed deadline. Zonta clubs select one application to send to the district governor/region representative. A district/region evaluating committee reviews the applications and selects one applicant per district/region to submit to Zonta International Headquarters. The Zonta International YWPA Committee recommends ten international recipients from the district applications to the Zonta International Board. After approval by the Zonta International Board, the Zonta International Foundation provides awards and certificates to the district and international recipients. >>Locate a Zonta Club Near You
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