Zonta Club of Lincoln
Young Women in Public Affairs Scholarship Applications Available
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[February 07, 2024]
Applications for the 2024 Young Women in
Public Affairs (YWPA) Award are now available from the Zonta Club of
Lincoln, Illinois, District 6, Area 3 by contacting: Jeanie Beccue
goal of the Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Award Program is to
encourage young women to participate in public affairs by
recognizing a young woman’s commitment to the volunteer sector,
evidence of volunteer leadership achievements, and dedication to
building a better world for women in girls.
Applicants are asked to reflect on their voluntary commitment to
their school and to their community, and the problems limiting the
empowerment of women in their own country and worldwide. The Zonta
International Young Women in Public Affairs Award Program looks to
the young women of today to be the leaders of tomorrow.
Applications are due to: Jeanie Beccue by March 2, 2024.
Applicants aged 16-19 on 1st April each year, studying at a
secondary school, college, or university in a Zonta district/region,
or who are studying elsewhere but are citizens of a Zonta country at
the time of application, are eligible to apply. The application
process must start with a Zonta club.
The Zonta Club of Lincoln began providing scholarships in 1981. The
club offered its first Zonta Young Women in Public Affairs
scholarship in 2011. In 2020, an additional scholarship was added:
the Melanie Schaler Nursing Scholarship due to the generous
donations of the Schaler family. The Zonta Club of Lincoln
previously generated funds for scholarships through the annual Zonta
Turkey Dinner, which sadly, ceased in 2020.
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Currently, the club is asking the
citizens of Logan County to again provide donations to fund our
scholarships through the following:
Culver’s Fundraiser Night on February 15, 2024
International Women’s Day/Spring Tea on March 2, 2024
Lincoln IGA Sandwich and Bake Sale on April 20, 2024
Zonta International, with world headquarters in Oak Brook, IL,
USA, is a leading global organization of individuals working
together to build a better world for women and girls. The Young
Women in Public Affairs Award is one of many programs for women
and girls sponsored by Zonta International.