Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Award

The goal of the Zonta International Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Award Program is to encourage 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. In order for more women to be represented in key decision making positions worldwide, we must encourage young women to pursue careers or seek leadership positions in public policy making, government and volunteer organizations and further their education with these aims in view. ‘Public affairs’ refers to all aspects of community life where decisions have to be made about issues which relate to and affect those communities in which people work and live. Zonta clubs usually provide awards for club recipients. District/region recipients receive US$1,000. Ten international recipients are selected from the district/region recipients to receive additional awards of US$4,000 each. District/region and international awards are funded by the Zonta International Foundation.

Scholarship Value: Up to US $4000

Length of Scholarship: Once off payment

Number Available: N/A

Opening Date: 22 August 1970

Closing Date: 22 August 1970

Eligibility
Study LevelEnabling Program; Undergraduate
Year of StudyFuture/First Year; First Year; Continuing (2nd year or greater); 3rd year or greater
CitizenshipAustralian Citizen; Permanent Resident; Permanent Humanitarian Visa
EthnicityAboriginal; Torres Strait Islander; South Sea Islander; Non Indigenous
Study Region
Study ModeAll modes
Study LoadAll loads
GenderFemale

Eligibility Criteria

This Award is open to young women who are aged 16 – 19 years on 01 April 2018 and live, study or work in the Central Region, who demonstrate evidence of the following, are eligible to apply.

  • Active commitment to volunteerism.
  • Experience in local government, student government, or workplace leadership (paid or unpaid).
  • Volunteer leadership achievements.
  • Knowledge of Zonta International and its programs.
  • Support for Zonta International’s mission of empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy.
Applications are to be received by the Zonta Club of Rockhampton by Friday 16th February 2018. At club level,all applicants will receive a Certificate of Participation and the winner will receive a Certificate and a $500 cheque.  Ten international recipients are selected from the district/region recipients to receive additional awards of US$4,000 each. District/region and international awards are funded by the Zonta International Foundation.

Selection Criteria

For further information please visit the ZONTA website here or contact the club by email:  rockhampton@zontadistrict22.org

Additional Information

For further information please visit the ZONTA website here or contact the club by email:  rockhampton@zontadistrict22.org

Supporting Documentation

For further information please visit the ZONTA website here or contact the club by email:  rockhampton@zontadistrict22.org

How to apply

To apply please visit the ZONTA website here.

How will I know the outcome of my application?

For further information please visit the ZONTA website or contact the club by email: rockhampton@zontadistrict22.org

Donor details

Zonta International