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

2021 Rachel Lynn Templar Greeley Central High School Aims Community College
2020 Abigail Donna Granrud Frontier Academy College of William and Mary
2019 Rosa Isabel Carmona Greeley West High School Colorado State University
2018 Hannah Grace Kiburz Greeley Central High School Yale University
2017 Karina González Fort Lupton High School Colorado State University
>2016 Makida Tesfaselassie Greeley West High School University of Northern Colorado
>2015 Dolores Irisol García Fort Lupton High School University of San Diego