Young Women of Distinction Award

Tomorrow's Leaders

Brought to Rochester in 2000 by the Women's Council, the Young Women of Distinction Award is presented to high school senior women who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership, and a commitment to community service. The award embodies the Women’s Council’s belief that young women with promise today will become tomorrow’s leaders. 

Out of twenty finalists, four award recipients are selected from each of the following demographic areas:

  • ROCHESTER CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

  • REGIONAL (8 counties surrounding Monroe)

  • MONROE COUNTY EAST

  • MONROE COUNTY WEST

Each of the four recipients receives a $2,500 scholarship. The remaining sixteen finalists are awarded a scholarship of a lesser amount. All finalists will receive gifts from our community sponsors along with recognition in local media.

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Nominations are not yet open for the 2019 Awards.