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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 240 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.

2021 Application Process

Each year, we are excited to be able to provide an academic scholarship for young women in the 12th grade. Young Women of Achievement Scholarship applicants identify as a female student enrolled in the 12th grade at a Clark County high school.

The Application is available for download here: 2021 YWOA Scholarship Application Fillable

The application deadline is Friday April 2nd, 2021 by 5:00 PM (Friday before Spring Break). Completed applications can be submitted via mail, email, OR in-person at YWCA Clark County’s office in Vancouver.

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 a commitment to YWCA’s Mission

For more information contact us at ntidwell@ywcaclarkcounty.org.