Frances G. Francis was the founder and first president of the YWCA of Genesee County. In a time when women did not have the right to vote or own property, Frances was determined to establish an organization devoted to empowering women. In 1910, her perseverance resulted in the establishment of the YWCA which has brought over 110 years of programming and services to women, children, and families in Genesee County.
The YWCA will honor her extraordinary achievements by awarding a $500.00 scholarship to a woman of any age who is committed to eliminating racism and empowering women and who is entering or returning to higher education in the fields of Women Studies, Human Services, Legal /Political Science or STEM Career fields.
• Must be a Genesee County Resident
• Must be entering one of the designated fields of study
• Submit a one-page written letter of interest stating the following:
– Name, address, the field of study
– Educational goals
– Explain how you are committed to the elimination of racism and the empowerment of women
*Staff and Board members of the YWCA are not eligible to apply*
Submit application letter by March 1, 2022
to Millie Tomidy-Pepper
301 North Street
Batavia, NY 14020