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Zonta International Young Women in Public Affairs

​The Young Women in Public Affairs Award honors women ages 16 to 19 who demonstrate a commitment to leadership in public policy, government and volunteer organizations. 


Women of any nationality who are living or studying in a Zonta district/region at the time of application and demonstrate evidence of the following are eligible to apply:

  • Active Commitment to volunteerism

  • Experience in local or student government or workplace leadership

  • Volunteer leadership achievements

  • Knowledge of Zonta International and it's programs

  • Support for Zonta International’s mission of empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy

The local $1,000 award winner's entry is submitted to District Level competition, which has an award of $1,500. The District Level winner is forwarded on to International Level competition, which selects 10 International recipients and awards $5,000 to each. District and International recipients are announced July 1.

The local deadline for submitting applications to the St. Cloud Zonta Club is March 1 each year. 

Scholarship application description: FOUND HERE

YWPA Scholarship

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