Deadline for Zonta Club of the Lakes Region scholarship is March 1

GILFORD — The Zonta Club of Lakes Region Scholarship Chair, Phyllis Corrigan, recently announced that the Club is accepting applications for the 2014 Young Women in Public Affairs Award given annually by the club to recognize young women for their demonstrated leadership skills and commitment to public service.

The club is seeking applications from young women in the Lakes Region who are high school juniors or seniors and have an active commitment to volunteerism, experience in local or student government, demonstrated leadership skills, and dedication to advancing the status of women throughout the world.

The club will award $250 to the most outstanding YWPA applicant this year. Completed applications must be received by March 1 and should be mailed to Mrs. Corrigan at 346 Liberty Hill Rd. Gilford, NH 03249

The local winner's application will then be submitted for competition at the Zonta District 1 level (New England states and Nova Scotia, Canada). The District 1 winner goes on to compete internationally. The District award of $1000 and International awards of $4,000 are funded by the Zonta International Foundation.

Applications have been distributed to area high school guidance offices but can also be obtained on the following website: or by calling Mrs. Corrigan at 603-528-3724.