Women’s Council seeks nominees for Young Women of Distinction Award

By on February 18, 2019

The Women’s Council, a Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce affiliate, has issued a call for nominations for its 19th annual Young Women of Distinction (YWOD) Award. The Women’s Council scholarship program supports the belief that young women with promise today will become tomorrow’s leaders.

Modeled after the ATHENA International Award, the YWOD Award nurtures the next generation of leaders while enabling companies and organizations in the community to grow and prosper. The program is designed to discover and celebrate young women who have displayed outstanding leadership, academic excellence, and involvement in the community. The program is open to all girls in their senior year of high school from the nine-county Rochester region, which includes Monroe, Ontario, Livingston, Wayne, Orleans, Genesee, Seneca, Wyoming, and Yates counties.

From a group of 20 finalists, four top recipients – one each from the Rochester City School District, a school district east of the City of Rochester, a school district west of the City of Rochester, and a school district located outside of Monroe County – will each receive: a $2,500 college scholarship. The 16 remaining finalists will receive a lesser scholarship amount.

The Women’s Council will recognize the finalists at a celebration from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. on Monday, May 6, at the Strathallan City View Ballroom.

The nomination deadline is March 1. For more information on the Women’s Council, the Young Women of Distinction Awards, or to submit an application online, visit https://rocwomenscouncil.org/ywod-nomination-form or contact Cassidy Franklin at Cassidy.Franklin@GreaterRochesterChamber.com.

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