Distinguished Young Women is the oldest and largest scholarship program for high school girls. Last year, we made more than $820 million in cash tuition and college-granted scholarships available nationally.

Scholarships are available in two ways: cash tuition scholarships (which can be used at any accredited institution of higher learning) and college-granted scholarships (almost 100 colleges and universities offer scholarships to program participants – several scholarships are available just for taking part in a local or state program!)


Cash Scholarships


Last year, participants received more than $2 million in cash scholarships through our programs across the nation. This money can be used for tuition, room and board, books, or other educational expenses (like lab fees or a computer). Interested in competing for college scholarships? APPLY today! Remember, it costs nothing to enter!


College-Granted Scholarships


Distinguished Young Women also works with almost 100 colleges and universities across the country to provide opportunities for our participants to further their education. Some scholarships are available to any participant that takes part in a local or state program. For example: if you complete your local or state program and have a 3.5 GPA you get a 4-year fully paid education to Troy University! And that is just the beginning of the opportunities.

Take a look at some of the colleges who offer scholarships through us to young women across the country. This list doesn’t contain scholarships available only in your state or local area so be sure to ask your program if they offer any others.

To find out if more college-granted scholarships are available in your state, just ask your program’s director who will be in touch with you after you apply.

National Sponsors