Young Women of Achievement

In 1985, YWCA created an awards program to recognize young women for their volunteerism, commitment to community, and leadership. Since then, we have honored more than 239 students from Clark County high schools for their efforts to build a stronger, healthier, and more vibrant place to live. We are fortunate to offer scholarships as part of the awards because of the generous contributions of Soroptimist International of Vancouver.

We are dedicated to recognizing the efforts of community members who support our mission through leadership and community involvement, and in 2017 we recognized Nkem Aduka, Jordan Ledbetter, Sophie Muro, and Elizabeth Rupp for consistently demonstrating strong leadership qualities in alignment with YWCA Clark County values throughout their high school careers. Learn more about the 2017 award recipients on our blog.

Application Process

We are no longer accepting applications for 2018

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

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