Lincoln Zonta accepting applications for YWPA and Womenís Career
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[March 31, 2017]
- Thanks to everyone who bought Zonta Turkey Dinner tickets this
year, the Zonta Club of Lincoln is able to offer two different
scholarships for young women. The first of these is Zonta
Internationalís Ė Young Women in Public Affairs and the second is
Zonta Club of Lincolnís Ė Women Career Scholarship.
The goal of the Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Program is
to encourage more young women to participate in public affairs by
recognizing a commitment to the volunteer sector, evidence of
volunteer leadership achievements and a dedication to the
advancement of the status of women.
The YWPA Scholarship is open to women of age 16-19 and living or
studying in a Zonta district at the time the application is
submitted to the district. They DO NOT have to be Logan County
residents to apply. Students applying need to demonstrate the
- Active commitment to volunteerism.
- Experience in local or student government.
- Volunteer leadership achievements.
- Knowledge of Zonta International and its programs.
- Advocating in Zonta Internationalís mission of advancing the
status of women worldwide.
Zonta Club of Lincoln will offer the local winner no less
than $300 and the recipient will have an opportunity to compete
on a District level for a $1,000 award. International winners
are chosen from District recipients to receive awards of $3,000
Applications for the YWPA Scholarship are available at Logan
County High Schools, Colleges and Universities as well as on he
Zonta International website of
www.zonta.org. Please note the application deadline
for our local award is February 28, 2017.
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The second scholarship being offered is the Womenís Career Scholarship which is
open to any Logan County woman. The school to be attended need not be an
Illinois institution; however, it must be accredited or recognized as an
approved program in the field of study. Top candidates will be selected based on
merit, activities, leadership, honors, awards and need. Awards are offered on a
one academic year basis and applicants can reapply year after year. Students
having less than one academic year remaining until graduation are not eligible
Applications are available again at local High Schools, Colleges, and University
guidance offices. Deadline for this scholarship application is April 1, 2017.
For more information or to obtain either application, please contact Tina Huff,
Chairman, Zonta Club of Lincoln Scholarship Committee, Lincoln, Il 62656.
217-737-6128(cell) or Email:
email@example.com. Applications can be emailed to you.