Zonta Club of Austin and Zonta International Announcement:

Zonta Club of Austin Young Women in Public Affairs Award Applications Available

Austin, TX November 18, 2014…Applications for the 2015 Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Award are now available from the Zonta Club of Austin by contacting: Shelly Baumgartner at Info@ZontaAustin.org

The goal of the Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Award Program is to encourage more young women to participate in public affairs by recognizing a young woman’s commitment to the volunteer sector, evidence of volunteer leadership achievements and a dedication to the advancement of the status of women. Applicants are asked to reflect on their voluntary commitment to their school and to their community and the problems limiting the advancement of the status of women in their own country and worldwide. The Zonta International Young Women in Public Affairs Award Program looks to the young women of today for the leaders of tomorrow.

YWPA Poster

Applications are due to: the Zonta Club of Austin postmarked by January 30, 2015.

Applicants of age 16-19 on 1st April each year, living in a Zonta district/region, or a citizen of a Zonta country at the time of application are eligible to apply. The Zonta Club of Austin was organized on May 30, 1951. The club provides service to the Austin community by funding services that help women and children; provides scholarships to young women in business, public affairs, and contributes to graduate level fellowships for women in Aero-space engineering fields. The club also raises money for International service projects to advance the status of women worldwide. Zonta International, with world headquarters in Oak Brook, IL, USA, is a global organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy. The Young Women in Public Affairs Award is one of many programs for women and girls sponsored by Zonta International. The Award is funded by voluntary contributions to the Zonta International Foundation YWPA Award fund.

Download Flyer:
2015 YWPA Flyer

Download Application:
2015 YWPA Application

Submit Application by January 30, 2015:
Zonta Club of Austin
PO Box 9896
Austin, TX 78766

YWPA Press Release:
2015 YWPA Press Release

YWPA Program Background:
YWPA Program Background

For More Information:
Info@ZontaAustin.org


Young Women in Public Affairs Award Recipient Named

Austin, TX March 6, 2014…Emily Maulding of Hays High School in Buda Texas and Annie Elledge of Austin High School in Austin Texas were named the recipients of the 2014 Zonta International Zonta Club of Austin’s Young Women in Public Affairs Award.

The goal of the Zonta International Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Award Program is to encourage more young women to participate in public affairs by recognizing a young woman’s commitment to the volunteer sector, evidence of volunteer leadership achievements and a dedication to the advancement of the status of women.

Applicants are asked to reflect on their voluntary commitment to their school and their community and the problems limiting the advancement of the status of women in their own country and worldwide. The Zonta International Young Women in Public Affairs Award Program looks to the young women of today for the leaders of tomorrow.

Ms. Maulding and Ms. Elledge were named Zonta International Zonta Club of Austin’s Young Women in Public Affairs Award recipients because of their well-rounded participation in their school, community and their awareness of factors affecting women in their community and worldwide. Ms. Maulding intends to pursue a Bachelors Degree in Secondary Education with a Minor in Spanish at the University of Mary Hardin Baylor and to eventually become a high school English teacher. Ms. Elledge intends to pursue International Relations and to continue participating in volunteer organizations.

The Zonta Club of Austin was organized on May 30, 1951. The club provides service to the Austin community by funding services that help women and children; provides scholarships to young women in business, public affairs, and contributes to graduate level fellowships for women in Aero-space engineering fields. The club also raises money for International service projects to advance the status of women worldwide.

Zonta International, with world headquarters in Oak Brook, IL, USA, is a global organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy. The Young Women in Public Affairs Award is one of many programs for women and girls sponsored by Zonta International. The Award is funded by voluntary contributions to the Zonta International Foundation YWPA fund.

Applications for the 2015 Zonta International Young Women in Public Affairs Award will be available from the Zonta Club of Austin in November 2014. Applicants of age 16-19 on 1st April each year, studying and living, or working in a Zonta district/region at the time of application are eligible to apply.


More about Zonta:

Zonta International is a worldwide service organization of executives in business and the professions working together to advance the status of women. Nearly 33,000 members belong to more than 1,200 Zonta Clubs in 68 countries and geographic areas.

The Zonta Club of Austin was organized on May 30, 1951.  The club provides service to the Austin community by funding services that help women and children; provides scholarships to young women in business, public affairs, and contributes to graduate level fellowships for women in Areo-space engineering fields. The club also raises money for International service projects to advance the status of women worldwide.

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