Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Award

The Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Award is offered to young women who demonstrate leadership skills and commitment to public service and civic causes.


Young women who are between the ages of 16-19 on April 1st of each year, studying at the secondary school level in a Zonta district or elsewhere if they are citizens of a Zonta county who demonstrate evidence of the following:  Active commitment to volunterism; Experience in local government, student government, or workplace leadership (paid or unpaid); Knowledge of Zonta International and its programs; Support in Zonta International's mission or empowering women through service and advocacy.

The 2023 YWPA Application deadline has passed.  Completed applications received will be reviewed and the winning applicant will be notified by the end of March 2023, at which time her application will be forwarded to District I, Zonta International, to compete at that level.



The Zonta Club of Halifax's 2022 YWPA winner is Kayla Smith, Dartmouth High School.