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    Zonta Young Women In Public Affairs Scholarship

    Offered by Zonta International

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Sep 18, 2023
    Multiple awards worth up to


    Grade level

    HS Sophmores, Juniors, Seniors & College Underclassmen

    Application deadline:


    Scholarship Overview

    Are you a young woman passionate about politics and public service? You might consider applying for the Zonta Young Women In Public Affairs scholarship! Believing in the importance of women’s involvement in public service, Zonta International established the scholarship in order to encourage young women’s participation in public and political life. Each year, the scholarship awards up to $5,000 to a few lucky, altruistic young women. If this sounds like you, we certainly encourage you to apply to the Zonta Young Women In Public Affairs Scholarship! Just bear in mind that you must be part of a Zonta club to apply, as all application materials should be submitted directly to your club. Good luck! 

    Eligibility information

    In order to be eligible for this scholarship you must be a young woman between 16 and 19 years of age (as of April 1 on the year of application), be actively committed to volunteerism, have experience in local government, student government, or professional/workplace leadership, and have volunteer leadership experience and achievements, in addition to meeting other requirements.

    Grade Level

    HS Sophmores, Juniors, Seniors & College Underclassmen


    U.S. Citizens, Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents, DACA, Other

    Minimum GPA

    No GPA requirement

    Academic Interest

    Political Science, Government/Public Service

    Other Category


    Application information

    We recommend getting in contact with the Zonta club near you to figure out your next steps (including the essay prompt). You can find the Zonta club nearest you by using the Zonta club locator or by emailing your name and contact information to Zonta International Headquarters at [email protected].


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    Scholarship FAQ

    Is this scholarship open to international students?

    Yes, this scholarship is open to U.S. Citizens, Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents, DACA students and international students.

    Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Zonta International at [email protected].

    Is this scholarship renewable?

    No, the Zonta Young Women In Public Affairs Scholarship is not renewable.

    Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

    For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).

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