College-Granted Scholarships

We are honored that the following educational institutions offer college-funding opportunities for our Class of 2018 participants. Please check with the college or university for any restrictions or conditions that may apply.

CATAWBA COLLEGE
Salisbury, NC

Four year, renewable scholarship of at least $10,000. Must maintain a 2.7 or higher college GPA and remain enrolled full time:
– Any Distinguished Young Women participant who enrolls at Catawba College as a first time, first year student
*Scholarship is not stackable
Contact: Elaine Holden, Vice President of Enrollment at epholden@catawba.edu
STETSON UNIVERSITY
Four campuses in Central Florida

Four-year Presidential Scholarship ranging from $22,500 to $29,000. Must meet all applicable enrollment requirements and maintain a 2.0 GPA:
– Distinguished Young Woman of America
– Distinguished Young Woman of Florida
*Scholarship is not stackable
Contact: Samantha Freeman, Assistant Director of Student Financial Planning, Samantha.freeman@stetson.edu
CARROLL COLLEGE
Helena, MT

Four year, renewable scholarship of $19,000. Must maintain a 2.0 or higher college GPA:
– National Scholastic Winner
Four year, renewable scholarship of $17,000. Must maintain a 2.0 or higher college GPA:
– Any State Scholastic Winner
Four year, renewable scholarship of $16,000. Must maintain a 2.0 or higher college GPA:
– Any Local Scholastic Winner
*Scholarship is not stackable
Contact: Janet Riis, Director of Financial Aid at 406-447-5423 or jriis@carroll.edu
STEVENSON UNIVERSITY
Stevenson, Maryland

$15,000 renewable, four year scholarship to:
– Any State Winner
*Scholarship is not stackable
Contact: Melanie Mason, Associate Director of Financial Aid, 443-352-4371
CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY
Orange, California

Four year renewable Presidential Scholarship to any State Winner and any Overall Scholastics Winner at the state level:
– $30,000 annually/$120,000 total award

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 of Enrollment, pelly@chapman.edu
UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA
Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Four-year, full tuition scholarship, $5,000 freshman year housing scholarship, and $5,000 study abroad stipend:
– Distinguished Young Woman of America
Four-year, full tuition scholarship:
– Any State winner
Four-year, full tuition scholarship plus a $5,000 freshman year housing scholarship:
– Distinguished Young Woman of Alabama
– Alabama's Overall Scholastic Winner
If a student is receiving a merit-based automatic offer that is less than tuition, this designation will bump them to full tuition. A student cannot receive both a merit based award and program based tuition award. Should a student already be receiving a scholarship for the value of tuition, they will receive a $2,000 per year stipend, $3,000 study abroad stipend and $300 book scholarship (for 4 years). If the National Representative has already received a full-tuition scholarship, she will only receive the housing scholarship and study abroad stipend.
Contact: Amber Capell, Assistant Director of Undergraduate Scholarships, Amber.capell@ua.edu
GUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS COLLEGE
St. Peter, Minnesota

Four year renewable scholarships:
– $1,000 annually recognizing any local/state participant who shows significant academic achievement, service or leadership in their high school, churches and communities.
Contact: Doug Minter, Associate Vice President Enrollment and Dean of Financial Aid, dminter@gustavus.edu
UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA at BIRMINGHAM
Birmingham, Alabama

One-year, stackable scholarship of $1,000
- Any participant who represents her State at the National Finals
One-year, stackable scholarship of $750 is available to:
- Any Alabama resident who represents her county at the Alabama State Finals
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 three 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: Tyler Peterson, Executive Director of Undergraduate Admissions, Financial Aid, and Scholarships, scholarships@uab.edu
HOOD COLLEGE
Frederick, Maryland

Four year, renewable full tuition scholarship with maintenance of a 3.0 GPA to:
– Distinguished Young Woman of America
– Any State Winner
Four year, renewable half tuition scholarship with maintenance of a 3.0 GPA to:
– Any Distinguished Young Woman Participant
*Scholarship is not stackable
Contact: Jen Decker, Director of Admissions, 800-922-1599
UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO
Moscow, Idaho

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 Discover Idaho scholarship program guarantees these levels of funding from a combination of scholarships to all participants at the local/state level who are non-residents:
• $8,000 with a 3.9-4.0 high school GPA
• $6,000 with a 3.75-3.899 high school GPA
• $5,000 with a 3.4-3.749 high school GPA
• $2,000 with a 3.0-3.399 high school GPA
Contact: Dan Davenport, Director of Financial Aid, dand@uidaho.edu
HUNTINGDON COLLEGE
Montgomery, Alabama

Four year, full tuition renewable scholarships:
– Any State Winner (limited to 5 awards per year)
*Scholarship is not stackable
Contact: Laura Hinds Duncan, Vice President for Enrollment Management, lduncan@hawks.huntingdon.edu
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH ALABAMA
Mobile, Alabama

Four-year, full tuition and fees renewable scholarship, on-campus room and board scholarship with maintenance of a 3.0 GPA to:
– Distinguished Young Woman of America
– Distinguished Young Woman of Alabama
– National Overall Scholastics Winner
– Any State winner with a 30 ACT or 1330 SAT (pre-Mar 2016 test; CR + Math only) or 1390 (post-Mar 2016 test) and 3.0 GPA
*Scholarship is not stackable
Contact: Kristin Odom, Assistant Director for Enrollment Services, 251.460.7795
JUDSON COLLEGE
Marion, Alabama

Four year full tuition scholarship:
– Distinguished Young Woman of America with a 3.5 GPA
– Distinguished Young Woman of Alabama with a 3.5 GPA
Contact: Judson College Office of Financial Aid, 334-683-5157
UNIVERSITY OF WEST ALABAMA
Livingston, Alabama

$10,000 four year renewable scholarship (with maintenance of 3.0 GPA) to:
– Any State Winner (with at least a 19 ACT)
$7,500 four year renewable scholarship (with maintenance of a 3.0 GPA) to:
– Any State Runner Up (with at least a 19 ACT)
$5,000 four year renewable scholarship (with maintenance of a 3.0 GPA) to:
– Any State Finalist (with at least a 19 ACT)
$2,500 four year renewable scholarship (with maintenance of a 3.0 GPA) to:
– Any local or state participant (with at least a 19 ACT)
Academic scholarships at UWA start at a 21 composite ACT and would be awarded in addition to any of the awards listed above.
Contact: Libba McClendon, Assistant Director of Admissions, 205-652-3878
McDANIEL COLLEGE
Westminster, Maryland

Four year, renewable $25,000 scholarship with maintenance of a 3.0 GPA:
– Distinguished Young Woman of America
– Distinguished Young Woman of Maryland
*Scholarship is not stackable
Contact: Heidi Reigel, Director of Admissions, hreigel@mcdaniel.edu
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY
Pullman, Washington

Four year, full tuition scholarship at the Pullman campus. Must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress and full-time status:
– Distinguished Young Woman of America
*Scholarship is not stackable
Contact: Heather Morgan, Assistant Director, Program Administration, Student Financial Services, 509-335-7126
MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY
Starkville, Mississippi

One year, freshman $5,000 scholarship:
– Distinguished Young Woman of America
– Distinguished Young Woman of Mississippi
One year, freshman $1,000 scholarship:
– Any Mississippi Local Winner

Contact: Office of Admissions and Scholarships, 662-325-2224
WORCESTER STATE UNIVERSITY
Worcester, Massachusetts

Four year, renewable scholarship, at the rate of full in-state tuition and fees. Recipients must have a 3.75 recalculated, cumulative high school GPA and a 1280 combined score on the Evidence-based Reading and Writing, + Mathematics sections of the SAT. To qualify, you must be awarded:
– Distinguished Young Woman of America
– Distinguished Young Woman of Massachusetts
– Distinguished Young Woman of Rhode Island
Student must apply and qualify for fall freshman admission, prior to March 1st for the following semester. The scholarship is renewable for a maximum of four contiguous years to recipients who maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher.
*Scholarship is not stackable
Contact: Ryan Forsythe, Vice President for Enrollment Management, rforsythe@worcester.edu
RANDOLPH COLLEGE
Lynchburg, Virginia

Four year, $20,000 renewable scholarship with maintenance of a 3.0 GPA to:
– Distinguished Young Woman of America
– Any State Winner
$15,000 four year renewable scholarship with maintenance of a 3.0 GPA to:
– Any Distinguished Young Woman Runner Up (National and State level)
$10,000 four year renewable scholarship with maintenance of 3.0 GPA to:
– Any Distinguished Young Woman Participant
*Scholarship is not stackable
Contact: Michael J. Quinn, Vice President for Enrollment Management, Mquinn@randolphcollege.edu
YORK COLLEGE OF PENNSYLVANIA
York, Pennsylvania

$10,000 per year, four-year renewable scholarship with maintenance of a 3.0 GPA:
– Any State winner
– Any Pennsylvania Local winner
*Scholarship is not stackable
Contact: Dr. Danny Green, Dean of Enrollment Management, greend@ycp.edu
SPRING HILL COLLEGE
Mobile, Alabama

Four year, full tuition scholarship:
– Distinguished Young Woman of America

*For Catawba College, Chapman University, Hood College, Huntingdon College, McDaniel College, Randolph College, Spring Hill College, Stetson College, Stevenson University, University of Idaho, University of South Alabama, Washington State University, Worcester State University, 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.

**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.

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