The Zonta Club of Central Oklahoma honored its Young Women in Public Affairs scholarship recipients in April.
The goal of the YWPA Program is to encourage young women to participate in public affairs by recognizing commitment to the volunteer sector, evidence of volunteer leadership achievements and a dedication to the advancement of the status of women.
This year, the club offered three $750 awards to pre-college young women ages 16-19. Recipients were Abigael Hood, a student at Classen School of Advanced Studies; Adiba Khan, Norman North High School; and Rachel Baack, Choctaw High School.
Hood was selected to compete at the district level and the chance for an additional $1,000. Winners at the district level are submitted to compete at the Zonta International level for an additional $4,000.
Zonta Club of Central Oklahoma raises funds to help support organizations that fit its mission. Two thirds of the club’s fundraising revenues support local service projects. The remaining funds raised go to Zonta International service projects.
Zonta International, with world headquarters in Oak Brook, Ill., is a global organization of executives and professionals working to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy. The Young Women in Public Affairs Award is one of many programs for women and girls sponsored by Zonta International. The award is funded by voluntary contributions.
Katie Ward is public relations chairman for the Zonta Club of Central Oklahoma