The Stanislaus County Commission for Women is currently accepting nominations for the 2018 Outstanding Women Awards.

Nominations are sought for the following categories: Women of History, Living Pioneers and Young Women (high school seniors to age 24 which includes a cash scholarship).

Community members are encouraged to consider nominating women who have made a meaningful contribution to the quality of life for all women and children. Nominate a trailblazer who began an important program or took on a challenging cause, a woman who have been first to achieve a significant accomplishment in her field, a woman who has been an inspirational role model or a woman representative in government who stands up for the issues of women and children.

Four Turlock women were part of the 2017 awards ceremony. Anoopjot Bains and Shivani Thakur were honored as Outstanding Young Women, while Mary Burton and Patricia Portwood were recognized in the category of Outstanding Women.

Nomination forms are available via email at or can be downloaded from the web or can be obtained at all Stanislaus County Libraries.

Nominations must be postmarked or arrive by email no later than Jan. 12, 2018. Awards will be presented on March 10, 2018.

The Stanislaus County Commission for Women is an independent, non-governmental organization to promote within the community an awareness of issues that concern women.