ZONTA Scholarship 2020-2021

Young Women in Public Affairs

About 40% of the world’s workforce is women. Less than 25% of national parliamentarians were female as of September 2019. Zonta believes that young women are critical to women’s progress in public service. The Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Award, recognizes young women, ages 16-19, who show leadership in and commitment to public service/civic causes and encourages their continued participation in public and political life.

    Established in 1990, Zonta has given
    930 awards, totaling US $1,012,750, to 788 young women from 58 countries.

    The program operates at the Zonta Club, district/region and international levels. Zonta clubs provide awards for club recipients. The Zonta International Foundation funds district/region and international awards.

      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. 


      Women, aged 16-19 on 1 April each year, studying at a secondary school, college or university in a Zonta district/region who demonstrate evidence of the following, are eligible to apply.

      • Active commitment to volunteerism.
      • Experience in local government, student government, or workplace leadership
      • Volunteer leadership achievements.
      • Knowledge of Zonta International and its programs.
      • Support in Zonta International's mission of empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy.

      Zonta Club of Greeley
      Young Women in Public Affairs Scholarship Recipients

      2021Rachel Lynn TemplarGreeley Central High SchoolAims Community College
      2020Abigail Donna GranrudFrontier AcademyCollege of William and Mary
      2019Rosa Isabel CarmonaGreeley West High SchoolColorado State University
      2018Hannah Grace KiburzGreeley Central High SchoolYale University
      2017Karina GonzálezFort Lupton High SchoolColorado State University
      >2016Makida TesfaselassieGreeley West High SchoolUniversity of Northern Colorado
      >2015Dolores Irisol GarcíaFort Lupton High SchoolUniversity of San Diego