Young Women In Public Affairs Award
Young Women In Public Affairs Award is a scholarship for young women age 16 to 19 with an interest in public affairs who plan to enroll in college. Five scholarships are awarded each year by the Zonta International Foundation.
Interested students must complete an application through a local Zonta club. Applicants must be knowledgeable about Zonta, have experience in local or student government, and generally be active in volunteer work. This award is for females of any nationality who plan to enroll full-time in a four-year college or university.
Zonta International was established in 1919 in Buffalo, New York, as a non-profit organization to support the professional growth of women and to help them attain more leadership roles in the workforce. Zonta is now headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois and has more than 30,000 members and 1,200 clubs in 63 countries worldwide.
One of the primary goals of Zonta is to protect human rights and promote world peace. Members of Zonta Clubs actively support community projects that promote economic self-sufficiency among women. They are strong advocates for political equality and the elimination of violence against women. The Young Women In Public Affairs Award scholarship reflects their determination to help give more women access to education.
The deadline for this scholarship is usually in APRIL of each year, and the award amount is usually $1,000 - $4,000.
For more details, visit www.zonta.org