Young Women in Public Affairs Recipient

The Zonta Club of Oak Brook is a proud sponsor of the following scholarships.

  • Young Women in Public Affairs Award The Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Award recognizes young women for demonstrating leadership skills and commitment to public service and civic causes, and encourages them to continue their participation in public and political life. The local club awards one $1,000 scholarship. Applications should be mailed to the club mailbox (as listed in the application) to the attention of Kathy Raker and must be postmarked by February 15, 2018. Applicants aged 16-19 on the 1st April each year, living in a Zonta district/region at the time of application are eligible to apply. For further information, please contact

Young Women in Public Affairs Award 2018 Application

  • Jane M. Klausman Scholarship Women make up nearly 50 percent of the global workforce; however, gender equality is not yet a reality in senior management and corporate boardrooms around the world. According to a 2014 Catalyst Census, women hold only 4.2 percent of the CEO positions and 19.2 percent of board seats at S&P 500 companies. To encourage more women to pursue education and careers in business, Zonta International established the Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship. Women of any age, pursuing an accredited business or business-related program who demonstrate outstanding potential in the field, are eligible and encouraged to apply. The Zonta Club of Oak Brook will award one scholarship in the amount of $1000.