Woman of Tomorrow Award

WOMAN OF TOMORROW AWARD

The Garrett County Commission for Women has established a Woman of Tomorrow award to honor an extraordinary young woman who has demonstrated a commitment to leadership, community service and academic excellence.  Any young woman in Garrett County in grades 7 through 12 can be nominated. Nominations for a home-schooled student must include documentation from the Garrett County School System of her grade level.

Scholarship Chairwoman, Lisa Thayer Welch explained, “The Commission awards scholarships to assist young women working to better themselves and honors those who have excelled in their professional and civic lives by induction into the Garrett County Women’s Hall of Fame.  We wanted to similarly recognize young women whose accomplishments have put them on track to be the leaders of tomorrow.”

Selection criteria will include academic performance; activities, accomplishments and leadership at school and in the community; and community service.  Nominations should be sent to the GCCW, c/o Garrett County Commissioners, 203 South 4th Street, Room 207, Oakland, Maryland 21550, by 4:30 p.m. on March 29, 2019.  Questions may be addressed to gccwinfo@gmail.info.

The honoree will be recognized at the Hall of Fame brunch on May 4, 2019 at Dutch’s Restaurant.  She will receive a plaque and will choose a Garrett County non-profit to which the Commission will donate $250 in her name.

Quick Facts:

GOAL:

To honor an extraordinary young woman in grades 7 through 12 who has demonstrated a commitment to leadership, community service and academic excellence.

HOW:

The honoree will be recognized at the GCCW Annual Hall of Fame Brunch event, scheduled this year for May 4, 2019.  She will receive a plaque and a donation for $250 will be made to a Garrett County non-profit organization of their choice.

CRITERIA:

The honoree must be a native of or have lived a significant portion of their lives in Maryland and currently reside in Garrett County.

The honoree will be selected based on:

  • Academic performance
  • Activities/accomplishments/leadership in school and in the community
  • Community service projects

PROCEDURE:

Nominations will be taken from educators, civic, community and religious leaders in the County.  They must be received by the GCCW at the address above by the established deadline, which is March 29, 2019.  Nominees must be attending one of the middle or high schools in Garrett County or, if a home schooled student, be certified by the Garrett County Public School System as being on a 7th-12th grade level.  An independent committee will review the nominations and select the honorees.