Interfaith Achievement Award Application

Women Transcending Boundaries, Inc.               
A Metro Syracuse Women’s Group Founded After 9/11/01
PO Box 6847, Syracuse, NY 13217Website:

2023 WTB Interfaith Achievement Award Application

Please complete all sections of this application
Eligibility: Girls graduating from a high school in Onondaga County in 2024

The deadline for submission is May 3, 2024.


NameDate of Birth
Home phoneCell phone
Local Address
Email Address
SchoolGrade & Anticipated Graduation Date 

SECTION 2 – ACTIVITIES AND INTERESTS [You may submit additional entries on a separate sheet.]

List and briefly describe the most meaningful interfaith and intercultural activities within your school, faith tradition, or wider community in which you have been involved during your high school career.Include extracurricular activities not specifically intercultural but reflective of your leadership skills and interests.

1.​ Organization:
How you participated:

What you accomplished:

2​. Organization:
How you participated:

What you accomplished:

3.​ Organization:
How you participated:

What you accomplished:


Submit two letters of recommendation from adults familiar with your interfaith and intercultural activities. These can be included with your application, mailed separately, or emailed to

1.​Name of Reference:

​Contact Information:

2.​Name of Reference:

​Contact Information:


Submit a typed, double-spaced, two-page essay on the topic “Transcending Boundaries of Faith and Culture.” Explain how your beliefs, activities, and experiences reflect the interfaith and intercultural goals voiced in our mission statement below.  

WTB Mission Statement: Women Transcending Boundaries, Inc. (WTB) is an egalitarian community of women coming together to respect and learn more about each others various spiritual beliefs, cultures, and common concerns. It is our intent to share our experiences with the wider community, to educate, and to serve.

Your essay should include at least some of the following:

  • How would you describe your leadership skills?
  • How have you helped build bridges between individuals of different faith and cultural traditions?
  • How have you nurtured respect and understanding between diverse faiths and cultures in your school and wider community?
  • What did you personally gain from these experiences?
  • How do you plan to use and share what you have learned from these experiences in the future?

Applicant’s Signature:
Guidance Counselor’s Name (Please print):
Guidance Counselor’s Signature:
Guidance Counselor’s Contact Information:

Please mail your completed application, essay, and 2 letters of recommendations to:

Women Transcending Boundaries
Interfaith Achievement Award Committee
PO Box 6847
Syracuse, NY 13217

or email all to