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.


Young women submitted their completed applications  to the Zonta Club of Halifax no later than February 28, 2022. Dates for 2023 will be posted as they become available


The Zonta Club of Halifax's 2021 YWPA winner is Lucy Boyne, Citadel High School, and she is also the District I winner.  Her application has been forwarded to Zonta International to compete at that level.  We wish her every success!