Profile and Committee
To recognize the commitment of young women, ages 16-19, in schools or other educational institutions in their honorary capacity for common welfare, this award was founded in 1990. It was designed to not only honor the recipients but also to help them to find ways for their future professional career.
For a full list of the eligibility and application requirements, please refer to the application. Ten (10) international scholarships of US$4,000 each and up to 32 district/region scholarships of US$1,000 each are awarded each year. Applications must be submitted through a Zonta club.
Since the program's inception, Zonta has given 804 awards (includes international awards), totaling US$764,750, to 692 young women representing 54 countries.
For more information about the district 29 YWPA application form and other materials please use this link.
The application has to written in English and is due on April 1st 2017. Please mail the application form as a pdf file to Susanne Wedewer-Pampus.
YWPA committee members 2018 - 2020
- Michaela Marth, Zonta Club Essen, committee chair
(coordinator of the area 2/5 'Great Girls meet Great Women' event, taking place once a year in Essen)
- Rosemarijn de Groot, Zonta Club The Hague
- Monique Vernet, Zonta Club Paris
- Katharina Miller, Zonta Club Madrid
- Julia Nolte, Zonta Club Niederrhein
We all are trying our very best to find the district winner!
Our goal of course is to increase the number of clubs participating in this amazing award. We would love more clubs in France, Spain and the Netherlands to join us and help us make the YWPA award even more popular. We are really happy that the Zonta club St. Petersburg has turned in their very first application in 2018, Anastasiia Larechina is our 2nd district 29 YWPA winner. The first is Hannah Bonning from London II, the third Paula Emilia Reimann from Leverkusen, Germany.
ZAC | Zonta Alumnae Connected
During our district conference in Groningen 2015 we had the first very successful Zonta International Alumnae network meeting. The next one took place in Nice 2016 during our international convention, the third one in Dortmund during our district conference 2017.
The idea is to build up an International Alumnae network as “A path to the future gathering”. So - receiving the YWPA award means to hold a ticket to the network of the Zonta alumnae in your hands and also one to the worldwide network of Zonta!
We invite all alumnae to join us for the 4th meeting of ZAC (Zonta Alumnae Connected) in Tartu, Estonia, in February 8th – 10th 2019. This meeting will be organized in close relationship with the 8th European Interdistrict Zonta Seminar. Please apply by December 10th 2018!
Let’s celebrate Zonta’s 100st anniversary together! For more information about the meeting please contact either your Zonta club or the district 29 YWPA chair, Michaela Marth.
Zontians, please keep this in mind while promoting our YWPA award in the schools of your community. Our goal of course is to increase the number of clubs participating in this amazing award. We would love more clubs in our district to join us and help us make the YWPA award even more popular. Please contact me any time, I am more than happy to answer your questions.
For more information please contact:
Michaela Marth, chairman of YWPA Committee