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Young women in public affairs awards

Scholarship Description

The progress of women in the last century has dramatically increased the opportunities available to women, yet women’s participation in positions of public influence continues to lag behind. Although women account for nearly 50 percent of the workforce, they hold on average just 20.3 percent of seats in the world’s national parliaments as of 31 December 2012, according to the Inter-Parliamentary Union. Zonta International believes young women are the key to women’s advancement in the field of public service. The Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Awards program recognizes young women for their demonstrated leadership skills and commitment to public service and civic causes and encourages them to continue their participation in public and political life.

Since the program’s inception, Zonta has given 637 awards to 565 young women from 50 countries.

Year of Need: College Freshman, College Sophomore, College Junior, College Senior,

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Num Awards: Multiple

Min Award: Varies

Max Award: Varies

Deadline: 2017-12-31

Website: http://www.zonta.org/WhatWeDo/InternationalPrograms/YoungWomeninPublicAffairsAwards.aspx

Sponsoring Organization Zonta International Foundation
557 West Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60661-2206

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Web: http://www.zonta.org/WhatWeDo/InternationalPrograms/YoungWomeninPublicAffairsAwards.aspx

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