Distinguished Young Women is proud to be the oldest and largest scholarship program for high school girls in the nation. Since 1958, the program has awarded more than $93 million in cash scholarships to participants across the nation. In addition, almost 200 colleges and universities offer college-granted scholarships to program participants. In 2010, more than $108 million in scholarship opportunities were available to those who took part in a local or state program. Distinguished Young Women strives to give every young woman the opportunity to further her education and prepare for a successful future.