Young women in Public Affairs Award
The goal of the Zonta International Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Award Program is to
The competition begins at the local level with each Zonta Club eligible to nominate one candidate for the District award by submitting the application to the District 4 Awards Committee by April 1st. In District 4, the District winner receives $5,000 US Young women interested in this award programme should contact their local Zonta Club for instructions on how to apply.
The Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Award Program was established in 1990. The program goal is to encourage more young women to participate in public affairs by recognizing a commitment to the volunteer sector, evidence of volunteer leadership achievements and a dedication to empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy. Applicants of age 16-19 on 1st April each year, living in a Zonta district/region, or a citizen of a Zonta country, who demonstrate evidence of the following, are eligible to apply. Applicants from geographic areas within a Zonta district where no clubs are located will be eligible to apply for the district Award. Z and Golden Z club members are also eligible to apply. Classified members and employees of Zonta International and Zonta International Foundation and their family members are not eligible to apply for the Awards.
Contact your nearest Zonta Club for more information.
Note that 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 district/region and international awards. Z and Golden Z club members are also eligible to apply. Classified members (club members and individuals with direct membership with Zonta International) and employees of Zonta International and Zonta International Foundation, and their family members (ancestors, descendants, adoptees, siblings, nieces or cousins, and those of their spouse or co-habiting partner), are not eligible to apply for the Awards. Previous International Young Women in Public Affairs Award recipients are not eligible to apply.
Young Women in Public Affairs Award Resources
2023_YWPA Application Recommendation Form
ZI 2023 Recommendation Form PDF
2023_YWPA Verification of Current Enrollment
ZI 2023 Verification of Enrollment PDF
YWPA 2023 Poster
ZI Poster 2023 PDF
YWPA Background and Statistics
ZI 2023 PDF
YWPA 2022 Recipients
ZI 2022 District & International Recipients. PDF
YWPA 2022 Recipients Schools
ZI 2022 Recipients Schools. PDF