Rochester Junior Woman’s Club Awards Scholarships

Rochester Junior Woman’s Club (RJWC), along with the Greater Rochester Area Community Foundation, awarded Claudia Cornejo from Rochester Adams High School and Claire Sinacori from Stoney Creek High School, each with a $500 scholarship at the annual awards ceremony held April 19, 2016 at Rochester Adams High School Auditorium.

The Rochester Junior Woman’s Club Memorial Scholarship was established in 1994 to assist seniors from Rochester Community Schools. The recipients are selected based on their activities in community volunteerism and service during their high school careers as well as their overall grade point average.

Claudia Cornejo and Claire Sinacori are the Rochester Junior Woman’s Club 2016 Scholarship Award Winners

Claudia Cornejo and Claire Sinacori are the Rochester Junior Woman’s Club 2016 Scholarship Award Winners

Claudia Cornejo will be attending the University of Michigan and majoring in Business Administration at the Ross School of Business and in political science at the school of Literature, Science and Arts. Claudia spent the majority of my time in high school volunteering at elementary schools in Pontiac. She tutored these students after school in science, math and reading and was one of her favorite volunteer position as she had direct contact with the students. “I volunteer because I understand that I could have been in the same position as these children. I am lucky enough to live in such a well off community, rich with opportunities for my future. I want these kids to have the same resources that I do, in order for them to be successful in life,” said Cornejo, “I plan on volunteering and working in the nonprofit world the rest of my life. As of right now, my plan is to learn how to apply business principles to a non-profit organization and hopefully use business to make a positive difference in the world.”

This fall, Claire Sinacori plans to attend Grand Valley with plans to pursue a future degree in education, special education or occupational therapy. Through Key Club and National Honor Society, she has volunteered at various elementary schools, worked at multiple events hosted by the high school, worked at Waltonwood and assisted teachers in their classrooms. “I like working at events for the elementary kids because it is fun to include and interact with the kids. I plan to continue my services when and however I can. I volunteer my time to be an active citizen and to get involved in my community. It gives me the opportunity to be present in events and be a part of something bigger than myself,” said Sinacori.

The Rochester Junior Woman’s Club would like to congratulate both of these well deserving individuals and wish them well as they begin this new phase of their lives in the fall.

For 60 years the Rochester Junior Woman’s Club has been proud to contribute to the growth and vitality of the community through volunteer service and donation of funds to local charities and organizations. Since their inception, the Rochester Junior Woman’s Club has donated more than one million hours of community service and raised more than $890,000 to support the local community.

If you are interested in learning more information about the club please Alicia at 248-310-5979 or You can also visit their website at or follow them on Facebook at Rochester Junior Woman’s Club.

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