Youth Leadership Award & Scholarship Confirmation

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Thank you for submitting a YWCA Elgin Youth Leadership Award & Scholarship application. Please remember that your application is incomplete until you email your two reference letters and unofficial high school transcripts to References and transcripts are due by midnight on March 2nd.

The Youth Leadership Committee will review your application from March 3rd through April 4th. During the review process, you may be called in for an interview; this will only happen if they have difficulty deciding on a recipient. The Award Recipient and all other applicants will be notified on April 5, 2023, as to the status of their application, so keep an eye out for emails or text messages.

The Award Recipient must be present at the YWCA Elgin Leader Luncheon event on Thursday, May 11, 2023, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. This event will be held at the Seville in Streamwood, IL. Award Recipients will receive two reservations in addition to their own reservation so that their parent(s)/guardian(s) can witness them being presented with their award and scholarship.

Feel free to contact the YWCA Elgin at 847.742.7930 or with any questions.


If you have not contacted your potential references yet, feel free to copy the wording below for use in an email to request.

Please accept my request for a recommendation from you made on my behalf to supplement my application for the YWCA Elgin Youth Leadership Award & Scholarship.

It is suggested that your letter of recommendation address my character traits and qualities that make me a strong candidate for this award and scholarship. If you have knowledge of my academic performance, feel free to also include this information.

Please submit the recommendation to the YWCA Elgin via email at no later than midnight on March 2, 2023. The subject line of this email should read, “YLA Reference for (insert applicant’s name).”

Your support is greatly appreciated.
Many thanks,
[insert your name here]