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YWPA: Young Women in Public Affairs

The Award ‘The Young Women in Public Affairs Awards’ are awarded to young women who demonstrate leadership skills and a commitment to public service and civic causes.

Scholarship Amount

Toronto Club: CAD $500

International Level: US$5,000

with no restrictions on use of the award.

Who is Eligible?

  • Women, aged 16-19 on 1st April each year, living in a Zonta district/region, or who are citizens of a Zonta country, 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.

How to Apply:

Toronto Club Application Deadline: Monday February 20th 2023

You can find more details here: YWPA Poster 2023

Application: Please fill out the application for YWPA 2023

Please email the completed application to

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