YOUNG WOMEN IN PUBLIC AFFAIRS AWARD
Though about 40 percent of the world’s workforce is women, according to data from the Inter-Parliamentary Union, only 23.5 percent of all national parliamentarians were female as of 1 July 2017. 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 846 awards (includes international awards), totaling US$836,750, to 724 young women representing 56 countries.
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$1,500, and 10 international recipients are selected from the district/region recipients to receive awards of US$4,000 each.
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.
The application must start with a Zonta club. All application materials must be received at a Zonta club by the printed deadline. Zonta clubs select one application to send to the district governor/region representative. A district/region evaluating committee reviews the applications and selects one applicant per district/region to submit to Zonta International Headquarters.
The Zonta International YWPA Award Committee recommends 10 international recipients from the district/region applications to the Zonta International Board. After approval by the Zonta International Board, the Zonta International Foundation provides awards and certificates to the district/region, and international recipients.
|Applications must be submitted
through a Zonta club.
Applications for the 2018 Young Women in Public Affairs Award must be received by the assigned deadline that is declared by the applicant’s local Zonta club. The 2018 recipients will be chosen by 1 July 2018.
YWPA Awards are made possible by generous contributions to the Zonta International Foundation Young Women in Public Affairs Award Fund.
If you are currently a high school senior and plan to graduate in June 2017, you must attend one of the following nine high schools to be eligible to apply for our scholarship program: Crow, Elmira, Harrisburg, Junction City, Kalapuya, Monroe, North Eugene, Triangle Lake, or Willamette.
Please complete all five steps listed below.
- Contact your high school counselor for a copy of the Airport Rotary Foundation application. These applications will be delivered to your school prior to the end of January 2018.
- Fill out the two-page application with your signature as well as your parent’s signature.
- Include a one page, single-spaced, letter that answers all five of the questions on the application.
- Make sure to include an official copy of your high school transcript.
- Deliver all materials to your high school counselor by Friday, March 16, 2018.
**Monroe High School can submit three applications to the Eugene Airport Rotary for consideration. If more than three applications are received by March 16th, all applications will have names redacted and will be reviewed by three members of the faculty at Monroe High School. The three applications with highest marks will be mailed to the Eugene Airport Rotary for consideration.
You will be notified by mail and/or e-mail if you have been awarded a scholarship.
This scholarship is renewable at $1,000/year.
Join us: 19th annual College Night for prospective students!
Monday, February 5, 2018
Starting in Takena Hall
Meet with Instructors, staff and students in various programs, clubs and student services throughout campus! Information sessions on Financial Aid and scholarships, including programs for free tuition for graduating seniors and GED students. Learn about our Degree Partnership Programs (DPP) with Oregon State University (OSU) and Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT).
Getting Started: LBCC Admissions
3 easy steps for admissions and how you can be a LBCC/OSU or LBCC/OIT partnership student!
The Best of Both Worlds: LBCC/OSU Degree Partnership Program (DPP)
Start your 4-year degree at LBCC and finish at OSU all in one admissions process. Find out: Who is eligible? What are the benefits? How to apply?
Financial Aid: The First Step
This session addresses how to start the financial aid process. What is financial aid? When do I apply? Who is eligible? What is the EFC (estimated family contribution)? How is need determined?
LBCC Scholarships: Show Me the Money!
Many scholarships go unawarded each year for lack of applicants. Learn how to search the college Scholarship database and how make your application great to increase your chances for FREE MONEY for college!
OSAC Scholarships: More than $15 million in FREE scholarships to help pay for college
Office of Student Access and Completion. (OSAC) will show you how to search their scholarships and submit a complete application. Hundreds of scholarships available by varying criteria – high school, county of residence, college major, GPA, need-based, and more!
Understanding Special Admission Programs: Learn how to access the Special Admissions Applications. Find out about residency, orientations and program details for:
- Dental Assistant
- Diagnostic Imaging
- Occupational Therapy Assistant
- Pharmacy Technology
- Veterinary Assistant
High School Programs
Earn college credit while taking high school classes and save yourself time and money spent towards college tuition. In this session we will be providing information on high school programs offered at LBCC such as College Now and the latest information on the 5th Year Program (If applicable).
Panel de Estudiantes: Haga Preguntas y Obtenga Respuestas de los Estudiantes de LBCC
¿Dónde puedo obtener ayuda? ¿Cómo elijo mis clases? ¿Qué puedo hacer yo para diversión? ¿Cómo es diferente el colegio de la escuela secundaria? ¿Cómo elijo una asignatura principal? Venga con sus preguntas!
- Heavy Equipment & Diesel
- Machine Tool
- Special Admissions Programs/ Accelerated Short Term Trainings
- Culinary Arts
- Dental Assistant
Check out the Bookstore, Advising Center, Library and Learning Center.
Get information on clubs and services available to all students.
Starting at 4:30 p.m., check out the “Beyond the Books” showcase held in the Russell Tripp Performance Center in Takena Hall!
We hope to see you here for College Night!