Berks County's Outstanding Young Woman Scholarship Program annually recognizes outstanding High School senior girl representatives. Click Here to see this year's contestants.
These young women represent a high level of excellence among their peers, and are given the opportunity to compete for cash scholarships and various college and university scholarships.
The cash scholarships awarded by Berks County's Outstanding Young Woman Program totaled $15,000 for the year 2012. Click Here for a list of scholarship winners.
The program presents various awards to the best all-around Senior girls. These awards recognize the accomplishments of young women, encourage excellence, and promote achievements in their future. Click Here to see an overview of the judging criteria.
The finalists for the Berks County program are selected in the Spring. Several activities are held during the summer to allow the finalists to get acquainted. Weekly rehearsals begin in August and culminate with two rehearsals and a dress rehearsal the week of the program.
Since Berks County's Outstanding Young Woman is an official preliminary to Pennsylvania's Outstanding Young Woman, the winner of the Berks County competition automatically qualifies to take part in the Pennsylvania finals held in November. Click Here to see Berks County's OYW for 2012.
The Pennsylvania's Outstanding Young Woman Finals are held in Reading, PA over Thanksgiving Weekend.
The Berks County's Outstanding Young Woman Scholarship Program organization is comprised of over 70 volunteers. Click Here for a list of committee members. Over the past 50 years we have awarded over $315,550 in cash scholarships. We have had over 2970 girls involved in preliminary competition and 996 finalists compete for scholarships. Click Here for a list of our Past Winners.
The 2013 County Finals will be held on Saturday October 6, 2012 at
Kutztown High School, Kutztown, PA. The show starts at 7PM. The public is
invited to attend. Click Here for Ticket
Are you interested in applying for the Outstanding Young Woman Program? Click Here.