Youth Interfaith Award Application

We are pleased to invite young women from the Syracuse City School District graduating this year to apply for our first Interfaith Achievement Award. Application deadline has been extended to May 1.

Women Transcending Boundaries is an egalitarian community of women from many faith and cultural traditions whose mission is to nurture mutual respect by sharing information about our diverse beliefs, customs, and practices as we work together to address our common concerns. We strive to make a positive difference in our community by building personal connections across boundaries of faith and culture.

With this in mind, we are pleased to offer our first Interfaith Achievement Award to a young woman who has demonstrated her commitment to building bridges of understanding across diversity.

Who is eligible? An applicant for this award shall be a female graduating Syracuse City School District senior. She shall have demonstrated, through service, her understanding of and commitment to interfaith and intercultural diversity. She plans to continue her post–high-school education in a certificate program, a trade school, or a 2-year or 4-year college or university. Eligibility for this award is not limited by academic (GPA) or financial considerations.

Timeline: The application must be submitted by May 1, 2021. A decision will be made by June 1, 2021.

Include: A completed 2021 WTB Interfaith Achievement Award Application (see link below), an essay, and two letters of recommendation (can accompany the application or be mailed or emailed separately).

How to submit: Mail to Women Transcending Boundaries, Interfaith Achievement Award Committee, PO Box 6847, Syracuse, NY 13217 or email to

Click here to download the informational flyer and the application form.