Call for Applications: Young Women of Distinction Award


The Women’s Council, a Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce affiliate, has issued a call for applications for its 20th annual Young Women of Distinction Award recognizing outstanding high school senior girls. The Women’s Council scholarship program supports the belief that young women with promise today will become tomorrow’s leaders. Women’s Council will again team up with Entercom Radio’s 98PXY as its exclusive radio sponsor to further promote the scholarship program across the Greater Rochester region.

Stephanie Seiffert, Esq., Women’s Council President said, “We are thrilled to be partnering again with 98PXY to recognize and empower our local female high school seniors who are outstanding in so many ways. An important part of the mission of the Women’s Council is to bring more visibility to the successes of these young, talented women and to encourage them to plant their roots here in Rochester along with their ideas and enthusiasm as they begin their collegiate journey and/or careers.”

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 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Monday, May 4, 2020 at the Strathallan City View Ballroom. #TeamPXY will once again be emceeing this exciting event.

The application deadline is March 2nd. For more information on the Women’s Council, the Young Women of Distinction Award, or to submit an application online, visit or contact Cassidy Franklin at Cassidy.Franklin