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 volunteerism; 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 2024 YWPA Application deadline has passed at the Club level, and we are pleased to announce this year's Zonta Club of Halifax YWPA winner is Lilli Knorr, Island View High School, Eastern Passage, NS.  Lilli's application will be forwarded to District I, Zonta International, to compete at that level  The District I 2024 YWPA winner's application will be forwarded to Zonta International to compete at that level where the winning YWPA application will receive US$5,000.00.