Young Women of Distinction Scholarship Award

Each Spring, the Women’s Council 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.

The 2020 event will be held May 4th at the Strathallan.

Once again, the Women’s Council is partnering with 98PXY, with Breezy and Corey James of #TeamPXY emceeing the event.  

Many sponsorship and scholarship opportunities are available. This allows the finalists and local businesses a chance to build strong connections. We believe this partnership is critical to helping our region keep its best and brightest graduates.

For more information regarding sponsorship packages, please contact our Chamber Affiliate Liaison via e-mail or call (585) 256-4665.  

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 on-line and is very easy to submit
  • 20 finalists chosen from all submissions from across Rochester region (4 recipients chosen from each category – Rochester City School District, Monroe County East, Monroe County West and Regional (8 Counties Surrounding Monroe County))
  • Could receive a $2,500 scholarship
  • All finalists eligible to interview for available paid internship or summer employment

Application deadline is 12:00pm (ET) on March 2nd! You can apply now HERE.

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