The goal of the Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) program is to encourage more young women to participate in public and political life 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.
In order for more women to be represented in key decision making positions worldwide, we must encourage young women to pursue careers or seek leadership positions in public policymaking, government, and volunteer organizations. This $1,000 award supports young women in that pursuit.
Women who apply should demonstrate:
- Evidence of active commitment to volunteerism.
- Evidence of volunteer leadership achievements.
- Evidence of international awareness
- Evidence of dedication to advancing the status of women worldwide
Applicants must be pre-university or pre-college students aged 16-19 years old.
All interested candidates should complete the scholarship application and application recommendation form, and submit by May 10, 2021.