Young Women of Achievement

Young Women of Achievement

Young Women of Achievement Scholarship

Donna Roberge | Soroptimist International of Vancouver | Anonymous Donor

About the Awards

Since its inception in 1916, YWCA Clark County has been dedicated to empowering women, children and families. We have also been dedicated to recognizing the efforts of community members who support our mission through leadership and community involvement.

The mission of YWCA Clark County is to eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all people.

In 1985, YWCA created an awards program to recognize young women for their volunteerism, commitment to community, and leadership. Since then, we have honored 235 students from Clark County high schools for their efforts to build a stronger, healthier, and more vibrant place to live.

Each year, we are excited to be able to provide academic scholarships for young women in the 12th grade. Young Woman of Achievement Scholarship applicants must be female students enrolled in the 12th grade at a Clark County high school. Applicants will be evaluated on their demonstration of the following:

  • outstanding achievement in volunteer and school leadership roles
  • community involvement in addition to required community service at school
  • demonstrates leadership qualities
  • serves as a role model (based on reference letters)
  • demonstrates commitment to YWCA mission

Applications are no longer being accepted for 2017.
To apply, download and complete the entire application including narratives and two reference forms. Please submit the application via email to by 5:00 pm Monday, March 13, 2017. 

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