Zonta Club of Mid-Maryland

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Young Women in Public Affairs

The Zonta Club of Mid-Maryland is seeking applications for the 2019 Zonta International Young Women in Public Affairs Award Program. Applications must be received by February 15, 2019.  Click here for a PDF of the application. Please mail applications and support documents to Zonta Club of Mid-Maryland, c/o Erma Barron, P.O. Box 187, Glenn Dale, Maryland 20769.

The Zonta International Young Women in Public Affairs Award is designed to encourage young women between the ages of 16-19 to participate in public affairs by recognizing the following:

  • Commitment to the volunteer sector
  • Evidence of volunteer leadership achievement 
  • Dedication to empowering women/(girls) worldwide through service and advocacy 

The award levels are between $250 and $4000.
  • The local Zonta Club Mid- Maryland will award a first-place award of $500, and a second-place award of $250.
  • District / region award winner, which are selected from local club applicants, will receive awards of $1500.
  • 10 international recipients, which are selected from district/region applicants, will receive awards of $4000.
Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Young woman aged 16-19 on April 1, 2019
  • Applicants are eligible to apply if they can demonstrate the following:
    • Active commitement
    • Experience in local government, student government, or workplace leadership (paid or unpaid)
    • Volunteer leadership achievements
    • Knowledge of Zonta International and its programs
    • Support for Zonta International mission of empowering woman worldwide through service and advocacy.
A PDF of the application may be downloaded from the Zonta Club of Mid-Maryland’s website: http://www.zontaclubofmid-maryland.org/ywpa. The following must be submitted with the application:
  • Letter from school/ institute official with verification of current enrollment, or
  • Letter from employer stating employment (if applicable)
  • Two confidential recommendations from adults, not related to applicant, such as teachers, school officials / employee supervisors        or community leaders
The Zonta Club of Mid-Maryland looks forward to receiving eligible applications and awarding the Zonta Young Women in Public Affairs Award to two, well-deserving young women.

Please contact Erma Barron at [email protected] if you have any questions regarding this award program.

Information about Zonta International may be found at zonta.org.