Young Women of Distinction Scholarship Award

Each Spring, the Women’s Council- an affiliate of the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce- presents the Young Women of Distinction (“YWOD”) Award in an effort to nurture Rochester’s next-generation of women leaders!  The award and event recognizes the accomplishments of outstanding female high school seniors throughout the Greater Rochester Area for their academic excellence, leadership, and community service.

Whitney Young and Corey James from #TeamPXY will be emceeing the award event this year! 


Some more details about the award are:

-Must be a high school senior female to apply

-Award recognizes excellence in academics, community service, leadership

-Requirements for application- transcript (unofficial is OK), fill out on-line application, any letters of recommendation (no more than 2)

-Process is entirely online and is very easy to submit

-20 finalists chosen from all submissions from across Rochester region (4 recipients chosen from each category – City of Rochester School District, Rochester East, Rochester West, Regional (outside of Monroe County))

-Could receive a $2,500 scholarship

-All finalists eligible to interview for available paid internship or summer employment


Application deadline is March 1st! You can submit a nomination HERE.