Follow in the footsteps of BSSC’s 2015 Student of the Year, Gabriela Giggins, and apply for the Zonta Club of Bendigo’s Young Women in Public Affairs Award (YWPA) worth $750.  Gabriela was the 2015-16 winner of this prestigious international award and Ashley Eadon was named runner-up.

The YWPA Award recognises young women, ages 16-19, who demonstrate superior leadership skills and a commitment to public service and civic causes, and encourages them to continue their participation in public and political life.

The winner for 2016-17 will be selected in October this year, with the award being presented at the Zonta International Women’s Day dinner in March 2017.


Women, ages 16-19 on 1st April 2017, who demonstrate evidence of the following:

  • Active commitment to volunteerism.
  • Experience in local government, student government, or workplace leadership.
  • Volunteer leadership achievements.
  • Knowledge of Zonta International and its programs.
  • Support for Zonta International’s mission of empowering women worldwide though service and advocacy.

You can find out more about this international program at:

How to apply:


For more information please contact:

Rosalie Lake – Publicity Officer at BSSC.    M: 0407 200 653

Kathy Wilton –    Zonta Club of Bendigo.   M:0439 350 492