YOUNG WOMEN IN PUBLIC AFFAIRS AWARD (YWPA)
Zonta Club of Lockport recognizes woman in secondary education's commitment to volunteerism and the advancement of the status of women.
The Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Award is offered because Zonta International believes that young women are the key to women’s advancement in the field of public service. This YWPA award 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 International has given 971 awards totaling US $1,109,250 to 819 young women from 58 countries.
The program operates at 3 levels - the Zonta Club level, District/Region level and the International level. Winners from our local clubs move on to compete at the District level.
Those District level winners then move onto Zonta International.
The Zonta Club of Lockport awards US $750 annually. District recipients receive US $1,500, and 10 international recipients are selected from the district/region recipients to receive awards of US $5,000 each.
For more information on the program or to complete an application, please refer to the