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Welcome to Scottsdale Honors Cotillion

Scottsdale Honors Cotillion, Inc. is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt public charity, which began in 1964. The purpose of Scottsdale Honors Cotillion is to recognize and honor exemplary young women for their outstanding achievements during their senior year. Through recommendations and an interview process, upcoming senior high school women are selected on the basis of scholarship, high school extracurricular activities, and community service. During the academic school calendar, this unique college preparatory program provides leadership opportunities, improve life skills, and meet girls from other Scottsdale area high schools. Scottsdale Honors Cotillion year culminates in the spring when the girls are presented as debutantes at the Grand Cotillion Ball. With family and friends in attendance, each girl will be recognized and formally presented to the Honorable Mayor of Scottsdale.

Upcoming Events

Currently, there are no upcoming events. Please check back at a later date.

Advantages of Joining SHC

Advantages of joining Scottsdale Honors Cotillion during your senior year!

  • Create lifelong friends and bond with other like-minded senior high school women.
  • Learn professional life skills through unique programs and speakers offered at the meetings.
  • Network with guest speakers and a strong board of professional women and alumni.
  • Celebrate with family and friends at our annual Cotillion Ball where you'll be presented to a distinguished leader in the community.
  • Scholarship opportunities for college are available for 1-2 senior women each year.
  • Exposure to unique programs including an art walk, theater production, community service - all with new friends.

"I am proud to support Scottsdale Honors Cotillion in its mission to empower young women with skills that will help them for the rest of their lives. The culmination at the Cotillion Ball is an event that I look forward to every year."
-The Honorable Mayor W.J. "Jim" Lane

Program Guidelines

In order to successfully complete the Scottsdale Honors Cotillion program and be presented at the Grand Ball, the following must be met:

  • A scholastic average of 3.0 GPA overall to be maintained during the senior year
  • Applicants must be a full-time student at a Scottsdale area high school OR reside in the Scottsdale area.
  • Participation in SHC activities and meetings is encouraged.
  • Participation in community service projects as organized by Scottsdale Honors Cotillion.
  • Participation in two ongoing extracurricular school or community activities during senior year.
  • Meet all financial obligations as outlined in the Financial Commitment.

Previous Events

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How to Join Scottsdale Honors Cotillion

Invitations to the Informational Tea are available to any qualified young women during the spring of your Junior year. Eligibility is based upon a 3.0 GPA, as indicated by participating schools. Please RSVP to the Informational Tea to indicate interest. At the Tea, information regarding this unique college preparatory program will be detailed. The last step is to set up a time for you and your mother/guardian to interview with the Coordinator(s) and Members of the Governing Board. Selections are made and notifications are mailed near the end of the school year. In addition, we continue to accept qualified young women throughout the summer. If you are interested in joining Scottsdale Honors Cotillion, please contact us. Any questions regarding this process can be emailed to

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