Young Women in Public Affairs Award är till för att stödja dig som engagerar dig i något offentligt projekt eller i en frivilligorganisation.

Young Women in Public Affairs Award

In order to achieve sustainable changes that benefit all of humanity, women must have equal participation in decision-making processes in society. Therefore, in 1990, Zonta established the Young Women in Public Affairs Award (YWPA) to encourage young women to participate in public and non-profit organizations.

Who can apply
The scholarship can be applied for if you are studying at a high school or another school and are between 16 and 19 years old on April 1 of the year you are applying. The scholarship is to support you who get involved in a public project or in a voluntary organization. You can apply even if you receive compensation for your involvement.

Scholarship amount
5 000 USD till en kandidat i vårt distrikt (Sverige och Lettland).

Application deadline
Application deadline varies. Contact your nearest club for the application deadline.

The club appoints a candidate who must be available to the district by April 1 at the latest.

This is how you search
Download application documents on the Zonta International website, Young Women in Public Affairs Award (, and submit the application to your local Zonta club, Our clubs – Zonta District 21.

Keep this in mind when searching:

  • fill in all information
  • stick to the specified character limit. Applications that are too long will not be considered.
  • the application must be written in English. Documents in other languages must be translated into English.
  • type on computer. Handwritten documents are not accepted.

Important dates:
The club's election of a candidate for the district, April 1
Distrikt 21 val av kandidat  Zonta International tillhanda, 1 maj
Zonta International announces the fellows, July 1

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