Applications for Zonta Club of Oneida award available

Published Feb 13, 2018 at 4:00pm

ONEIDA — Applications for the 2018 Young Women in Public Affairs Award are now available from the Zonta Club of Oneida Area by contacting the high school guidance counselors for Oneida, Canastota, Vernon-Verona-Sherrill, Stockbridge Valley and Holy Cross Academy.

Applications are due to the Zonta Club of Oneida Area by Feb. 23. The winner will be selected in late February.

Applicants must be pre-university or pre-college students, ages 16-19.

The goal of this award is to encourage young women to participate in public and political life by recognizing a young woman’s involvement in government, policy-making and volunteerism.

To be eligible for this award, applicants must have an active commitment to volunteerism, leadership achievements and experience in local or student government. The YWPA program looks to the young women of today for the leaders of tomorrow and advocates the Zonta International’s mission of advancing the status of women worldwide. 

The award is monetary and is funded by the Zonta Club of Oneida Area. A local recipient will receive $500 and will be entered to compete for the District YWPA Award of $1,000.

The district recipient will be eligible to be selected to receive one of the five international scholarships of $3,000 each from Zonta International.