Zonta International Foundation: Young Women in Public Affairs Award
Allgemeines Anliegen des Stipendiums
Though about 40 percent of the world’s workforce is women, according to data from the Inter-Parliamentary Union, only 23 percent of all national parliamentarians were female as of 1 December 2016. Because Zonta International believes that young women are the key to women’s advancement in the field of public service, it offers the Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Award, which recognizes young women, ages 16-19, for demonstrating leadership skills and commitment to public service and civic causes, and encourages them to continue their participation in public and political life.
Established in 1990 by Past International President Leneen Forde, Zonta has given 804 awards (includes international awards), totaling US$ 764,750, to 692 young women representing 54 countries.
Art der Förderung
The program operates at the Zonta club, district/region and international levels. Zonta clubs provide awards for club recipients, and district/region and international awards are funded by the Zonta International Foundation.
District recipients receive US$ 1,000, and 10 international recipients are selected from the district/region recipients to receive awards of US$ 4,000 each.
Hinweise zur Bewerbung
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Women, ages 16-19 on 1 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.
- 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 in Zonta International's mission of empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy.
Applicants from geographic areas within a Zonta district/region where no clubs are located will be considered and eligible to apply for the district/region 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.
Art des Stipendiums
Preise & Auszeichnungen
Deutschland, Belgien, Frankreich, Großbritannien / Irland, Italien, Niederlande, Österreich, Schweiz, Skandinavien, GUS, Sonstige (Europa), Kanada, USA, Mittel- und Südamerika, Australien, Neuseeland, China, Israel, Japan, Naher Osten, Sonstige (Asien), Afrika, Sonstige (International)
Diplom/Magister-Studenten, Master-Studenten, Bachelor-Studenten, FH-Studenten, Schüler, Lehramtsstudenten / Staatsexamen