|Zonta Taking Applications for Public Affairs Award|
|01:19PM / Tuesday, January 24, 2012|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Applications for the 2012 Young Women in Public Affairs Award are now available from the Zonta Club of Berkshire County.
The goal of the program is to encourage more young women to participate in public affairs by recognizing the commitment of those ages 16-19 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 program looks to the young women of today for the leaders of tomorrow. One award of $500 will be made to a Berkshire County student. The Berkshire County awardee will also be eligible for the Zonta District ($1,000) and International ($3,000) awards.
Applications may be mailed or emailed and are due to: Karen Norton, 45 Golden Hill, Lee, MA 01238, email@example.com by Friday, March 16. Applicants must be pre-university or pre-college students (age 16-19).
The Zonta Club of Berkshire County helps to advance the status of women in Berkshire by participating in and contributing to: American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, Berkshire Community College Ellen Ruberto scholarship fund, Gladys Brigham Center scholarship fund, Suit Yourself clothing boutique at the Christian Center, Real Women’s Essay Contest, support of international students, and the Young Women in Public Affairs Award. The Young Women in Public Affairs Award is one of many programs for women and girls sponsored by Zonta International.