College-Granted Scholarships

We are honored that the following educational institutions offer college-funding opportunities for our Class of 2021 participants. **Note: do not contact a college regarding a scholarship until you are ready to apply to the school in your senior year. If you have questions about a scholarship before then, please contact the Distinguished Young Women National Office.

CARROLL COLLEGE
Helena, MT

– Four-year, renewable scholarship of $22,000, with annual renewal contingent on maintaining a 2.0 or higher college GPA to: National Scholastic Winner
– Four-year, renewable scholarship of $20,000 with annual renewal contingent on maintaining a 2.0 or higher college GPA to: Any State Scholastic Winner
– Four-year, renewable scholarship of $19,000 with annual renewal contingent on maintaining a 2.0 or higher college GPA to: Any Local Scholastic Winner
*Scholarship is not stackable
Contact: Janet Riis, Director of Financial Aid, at 406-447-5423
UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM
Birmingham, AL

– One-year, stackable scholarship of $1,000 to: Any State Winner
– One-year, stackable scholarship of $750 is available to: Any Alabama local Winner and up to 2 participants who are nominated by the Jefferson County (AL) Program
To be considered for these awards, you must be admitted to UAB for the fall semester immediately following your high school graduation. You must also submit the General Application in BSMART, UAB’s Blazer Scholarship Management and Resource Tool, at uab.edu/bsmart, and complete four additional questions for the Distinguished Young Women Scholarship. One of these additional questions requires you to upload written verification of your participation/selection from Distinguished Young Women. The deadline for completing the scholarship application is May 31 of your senior year in high school. Please contact scholarships@uab.edu for more information and visit uab.edu/scholarships to learn about other opportunities.
Contact: UAB Office of Undergraduate Scholarships at scholarships@uab.edu or (205) 934-8134
CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY
Orange, CA

– Four-year renewable Presidential Scholarship ($32,000 annually/$128,000 total award) to: Any State Winner and any Overall Scholastics Winner at the state level
Student must apply and qualify for Freshman Admission. Scholarship is renewable provided student maintains full- time attendance and established GPA requirements.
*Scholarship is not stackable

Contact: Mike Pelly, Vice Chancellor and Dean of Enrollment, at pelly@chapman.edu
UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO
Moscow, ID

– Four-year, renewable Go Idaho scholarship program guarantees these levels of funding from a combination of scholarships to all participants at the local/state level who are Idaho residents:
• $4,000 with a 3.9-4.0 high school GPA
• $3,000 with a 3.75-3.899 high school GPA
• $2,000 with a 3.4-3.749 high school GPA
• $1,000 with a 3.0-3.399 high school GPA
– Four-year, renewable Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) scholarship program guarantees the WUE award to all participants at the local/state level who are not residents of Idaho but are residents of a WUE state.
• WUE qualifiers pay 150% of instate tuition and fees and do not pay out-of-state tuition, a savings of over $12,000/year; must have a 3.2 unweighted high school GPA.
– Four year, renewable Invitation to Idaho Scholarship program for all participants at the local or state level who are non-residents and who qualify as new, first-time freshmen and transfer students pursuing their first bachelor’s degree and who have an incoming GPA of 3.0 or higher.
• The award results in a savings of over $15,084 and is renewable up to four years of undergraduate enrollment for first year recipients with a 2.5 minimum University of Idaho cumulative GPA. For transfer students the award is renewable up to three additional years depending on the number of transfer credits with a 2.5 minimum University of Idaho cumulative GPA. The Invitation to Idaho cannot be combined with WUE and is only available to nonresident students.
*Scholarship is not stackable
Contact: Laurie Barker, Associate Director for Scholarships, at 208-885-6312
HOOD COLLEGE
Frederick, MD

– Four-year, renewable full-tuition scholarship with maintenance of a 3.25 GPA to: Distinguished Young Woman of America and any State Winner
– Four-year, renewable half-tuition scholarship with maintenance of a 3.25 GPA to: Any Distinguished Young Woman Participant
*Scholarship is not stackable
Contact: Nikki Bamonti, Director of Admissions, at 301-696-3405 or bamonti@hood.edu
UNIVERSITY OF MOBILE
Mobile, AL

– Four-year, renewable full-tuition and fees scholarship with maintenance of a 3.0 GPA to: Distinguished Young Woman of America
– Four-year, renewable half-tuition scholarship with maintenance of a 3.0 GPA to: Any Distinguished Young Woman participant with a minimum 27 ACT and 3.0 high school GPA
*The priority deadline for application submission is May 1st. A student cannot receive both a merit-based award and DYW program- based tuition award. To be considered for these awards, you must enroll full time to the
University for the fall semester immediately following your high school graduation and be a residential student.

Contact: Marie Batson, Associate Vice President for Financial Aid, at mbatson@umobile.edu or 251-442-2370
HUNTINGDON COLLEGE
Montgomery, AL

– Four-year, full-tuition renewable scholarships to: Any State Winner (limited to 5 awards per year)
*Scholarship is not stackable
Contact: Leanne Mallory Carroll, Vice President for Enrollment Management, at 334-833-4453
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH ALABAMA
Mobile, AL

– Four-year, renewable full-tuition and fees, on campus room and board scholarship with maintenance of a 3.0 college GPA to: Distinguished Young Woman of America; Distinguished Young Woman of Alabama; National Overall Scholastics Winner; and any State winner with a 30 ACT or 1360 SAT and 3.0 high school GPA
*Scholarship is not stackable
Contact: Brennen Mallet, Assistant Director for Enrollment Services, at 251-460-6494
OHIO UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS
Athens, OH

– $1,250-$2,500 four-year renewable combined talent and leadership scholarship to: Any participant accepted to the Schools of Music, Art+Design, Theater, Dance, Film, or Interdisciplinary Arts
*Scholarship is not stackable with other College of Fine Arts awards, but is stackable with other offers from OHIO University
Contact: Maureen Wagner at 740-593-1812
UNIVERSITY OF WEST ALABAMA
Livingston, AL

– Four-year, renewable $2,500 four-year, renewable Trustee Leadership scholarship with maintenance of a 3.0 college GPA to: Any local or state participant with a 19 ACT and 2.0 high school GPA
*Additionally, Trustee Academic Scholarships at UWA start at a 27 composite ACT and 3.0 high school GPA and can be stacked with the DYW award.
Contact: Libba Baker, Interim Director of Admissions, at 205-652-3578
SOUTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
Georgetown, TX

- $2,500 Distinguished Young Women scholarship to: Any participant at the Local level (Texas-regions)
- $5,000 Distinguished Young Women scholarship to: Any participant at the State level (Any State)
- $7,500 Distinguished Young Women scholarship to: Any participant at the National level
*All applicants for admission to Southwestern will be considered for our general merit scholarships at the time of admission review. DYW program scholarships are four-year, renewable scholarships with annual renewal contingent on maintaining a 2.0 cumulative GPA. DYW program awards may be stacked with general scholarship awards from the University.
Contact Christine D. Bowman, Dean of Admission and Enrollment Services, at 800-252-3166
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY
Pullman, WA

Four-year, full undergraduate tuition scholarship at the Pullman campus, with annual renewal contingent on maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress and full-time status, to: Distinguished Young Woman of America
*Scholarship is not stackable
Contact: Heather Morgan, Assistant Director for Scholarship Administration, Student Financial Services, at 509-335-7126 or morganh@wsu.edu
SPELMAN COLLEGE
Atlanta, GA

– $1,000 one-time Freshman year scholarship to:
One participant annually
*Contact the National Office for an application at Lisa@DistinguishedYW.org
XAVIER UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA
New Orleans, LA

– $9,000 per year, four-year, renewable scholarship with maintenance of a 3.3. college GPA to: Any Distinguished Young Woman participant with a minimum 23 ACT and 3.0 high school GPA
*Scholarship is not stackable; interested students are highly encouraged to apply to the University by December 1st.
Contact: Jazmane N. Brown, Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Management, at 504-520-7587
TROY UNIVERSITY
Troy, AL

– $10,000 Chancellor's scholarship and $1,000 Study Abroad Scholarship to: Distinguished Young Woman of America; Distinguished Young Woman of Alabama; Distinguished Young Woman of Florida; and Distinguished Young Woman of Georgia
– $3,500 DYW Scholarships (to include a $1,000 Study Abroad Scholarship) to: Any Alabama local program winner with a 3.0 GPA and 23 ACT
– Trojan Opportunity Expanded Scholarship, valued at the out-of-state portion of tuition costs for four years with maintenance of 2.7 GPA to: Any State Winner with a 3.0 GPA and 22 ACT
Contact: Tiffani Stephens Schmidt, Director of Enrollment Services, at tnstephens@troy.edu
YORK COLLEGE OF PENNSYLVANIA
York, PA

– $10,000 per year, four-year renewable scholarship with maintenance of a 3.0 college GPA to: Any state winner; and all Pennsylvania Local Winners
*Scholarship is not stackable
Contact: Dr. Danny Green, Dean of Enrollment Management, at 717-815-1924 or greend@ycp.edu
UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA
Tuscaloosa, AL

– Four-year, Presidential scholarship, $5,000 freshman year housing scholarship, and $5,000 study abroad stipend to: Distinguished Young Woman of America
– Four-year, Presidential scholarship to: Any State Winner
– Four-year, Presidential scholarship plus a $5,000 freshman year housing scholarship to: Distinguished Young Woman of Alabama and Alabama's Overall Scholastics Winner
If a student receives a merit-based automatic offer that is less than the In-State or Out-of-State Presidential, this designation will bump them to the Presidential-equivalent award. A student cannot receive both a merit based award and program-based award. Should a student already be receiving a Presidential Scholarship, they will receive a $2,000 per year stipend, $300 per year book scholarship, and one-time $3,000 study abroad stipend. If the National Representative has already received a Presidential Scholarship, she will only receive the housing scholarship and study abroad stipend.
Contact: Simone Willis, Assistant Director of Undergraduate Scholarships, at Simone.willis@ua.edu or 205-348-8201

*For Carroll College, Chapman University, Hood College, Huntingdon College, the University of Alabama, the University of Idaho, the University of Mobile, the University of South Alabama, Washington State University, Xavier University of Louisiana, York College of Pennsylvania: If a student receives a scholarship of higher value from the college, that scholarship will replace the scholarship associated with Distinguished Young Women.

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