ALBION COLLEGE

Albion, MI

  • Four year, renewable $1,000 scholarship to: Any Distinguished Young Women participant

To qualify, students may apply for admission by December 1st of their senior year of high school.
Contact: Corey Grazul, Director for Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships, at cgrazul@albion.edu or 517-629-0321


ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY

Tempe, AZ

  • Four year, renewable Provost Scholarship of $8,000 annually to: Any academically eligible Arizona Resident state participant
  • Four year, renewable Provost Scholarship of $14,500 annually to: Any academically eligible other state (Non-Resident) state participant

Students must qualify for Freshman Admission and meet academic eligibility requirements for the Resident and Non-Resident Provost Scholarship at Arizona State University. Scholarship is renewable provided the student maintains academic requirements including 3.0 GPA and 30 completed credits annually. Eligibility requires full time attendance.
Contact: Nydia Cady, Associate Director, Financial Aid and Scholarship Services, at Nydia.DeAnda@asu.edu or 480-965-1160


CARROLL COLLEGE

Helena, MT

  • Four-year, renewable scholarship of $24,000, with annual renewal contingent on maintaining a 2.0 or higher college GPA to: National Scholastic Winner
  • Four-year, renewable scholarship of $22,000 with annual renewal contingent on maintaining a 2.0 or higher college GPA to: Any State Scholastic Winner
  • Four-year, renewable scholarship of $21,000 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


CATAWBA COLLEGE

Salisbury, NC

  • Four-year renewable scholarship of at least $10,000, with renewal renewal contingent on maintaining a 2.7 or higher college GPA and remaining enrolled full time, to: Any Distinguished Young Women participant who enrolls at Catawba College as a first time, first year student

Scholarship is not stackable
Contact: Dr. Jared R. Tice, Senior Vice President for the College Experience & Dean of Students, at jrtice18@catawba.edu or 704-637-4410


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


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 $112,000 Presidential scholarship ($28,000* minimum annually) 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


HUNTINGDON COLLEGE

Montgomery, AL

  • Four-year, renewable full-tuition scholarship to: Any State Winner (limited to 5 awards each year)

Scholarship is not stackable
Contact: Laura Hinds Duncan, Vice President for Enrollment Management, at 334-833-4069 or lduncan@hawks.huntingdon.edu


JUNIATA COLLEGE

Huntingdon, PA

  • Four-year, renewable merit scholarship valued between $20,000-$36,000 per year to: Any Participant
  • Additional four-year, renewable $2,500 scholarship to: Distinguished Young Women of America
  • Additional four-year, renewable $1,000 scholarship to: Any State Winner
  • Additional four-year, renewable $500 scholarship to: Any participant

Scholarship annual renewal is contingent on maintaining 3.0 GPA.
Contact: Reginald Onyido, Senior Associate Dean of Admission, at onyidor@juniata.edu or 814-641-3432


OHIO UNIVERSITY

Athens, OH

  • Four-year, renewable scholarship 0f $2,000 per academic year to: Any Distinguished Young Women Participant

Offer limited to 3 per year.
Contact: Sandi Krivesti, Senior Assistant Director of Scholarships, at 740-593-4148 or krivests@ohio.edu


OHIO UNIVERSITY HONORS TUTORIAL COLLEGE

Athens, OH

  • Four-year, renewable scholarship valued at full, in-state tuition to: any participant who earns admission to and enrolls in the Honors Tutorial College as a first-year student in fall 2024
  • Additional four-year, renewable OHIO Trustee scholarship valued at $7,000 annually and applicable specifically to the out-of-state surcharge to: any non-Ohio resident and DYW participant enrolling in the Honors Tutorial College as a first-year student in Fall 2024

Scholarship is not stackable
Contact: Breanne Sisler, Assistant Dean, at 740.566.9812 or sisler@ohio.edu


OHIO UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS

Athens, OH

  • Combined talent and leadership awards between $5,000-$10,000 ($1,250 - $2,500 per academic year, renewable for 4 years/8 Semesters) to: Any Distinguished Young Women Participant who is admitted to, and pursues a major in, the OHIO University College of Fine Arts (the Schools of Music, Art+Design, Theatre, Dance, Film, or Interdisciplinary Arts)

Contact: College of Fine Arts Dean’s Office at 740-593-1808


RANDOLPH COLLEGE

Lynchburg, VA

Any Distinguished Young Women Participant is eligible for the following:
- $5,000 four-year renewable scholarship to students with 4.0 or higher high school GPA
- $4,000 four-year renewable scholarship to students with 3.75-3.99 high school GPA
- $3,000 four-year renewable scholarship to students with 3.5-3.74 high school GPA
- $2,000 four-year renewable scholarship to students with high school 3.25-3.49 GPA
- $1,000 four-year renewable scholarship to students with high school 3.0-3.24 GPA

Through a combination of merit scholarships, need-based grants, and other incentives, every admitted student who files the FAFSA will receive at least $13,000 in financial commitment from Randolph College.
Contact: Ashley N. Nickell, Ed.D, Director of Financial Aid, at 434-485-8029 or anickell@randolphcollege.edu


SOUTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

Georgetown, TX

  • Four-year, renewable $7,500 scholarship with maintenance of a cumulative 2.0 GPA to: Any State Winner
  • Four-year, renewable $2,500 scholarship with maintenance of a cumulative 2.0 GPA to: Any State Program participant or Local Winner
  • Four-year, renewable $5,000 scholarship with maintenance of a cumulative 2.0 GPA to: All Texas participants

All applicants for admission to Southwestern will be considered for our general merit scholarships at the time of admission review. The Distinguished Young Women scholarships are stackable with one’s general scholarship award.
Contact: Christine D. Bowman, Dean of Admission and Enrollment Services, at 800-252-3166 or bowmanc@southwestern.edu


SPRING HILL COLLEGE

Mobile, AL

  • Four-year, renewable full tuition scholarship to: Distinguished Young Woman of America
  • Four-year, renewable full tuition scholarship, limited to one award per class, to: Any State Winner with a minimum 30 ACT and 3.7 HS GPA

Scholarship is not stackable
Contact: Rebecca Robinson, Director of Financial Aid, at rrobinson@shc.edu or 251-380-4074


STEVENSON UNIVERSITY

Stevenson, MD

  • $18,000 renewable, four-year scholarship to: Any State Winner

Scholarship is not stackable
Contact: Mark J. Hergan, Vice President for Enrollment Management, at MHERGAN@stevenson.edu or 443-352-4400


TENNESSEE WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY

Athens, TN

  • Four year, renewable $1,000 scholarship, with annual renewal contingent on maintaining a 2.0 cumulative GPA to: Any participant PLUS:
  • Four year, renewable $14,000 scholarship to: Any participant with a 3.86-4.00 high school GPA
  • Four year, renewable $12,000 scholarship to: Any participant with a 3.30-3.85 high school GPA
  • Four year, renewable $10,000 scholarship to: Any participant with a 2.90-3.29 high school GPA
  • Four year, renewable $8,000 scholarship to: Any participant with a 2.89-2.00 high school GPA

All applicants for admission to Tennessee Wesleyan University 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.
Contact: Lacey Weese, Associate Vice President for Student Financial Services, at lweese@tnwesleyan.edu


TEXAS LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY

Seguin, TX

  • Four year, renewable $2,000 scholarship to: Any State Winner
  • Four year, renewable $1,500 scholarship to: Any State First Runner-Up
  • Four year, renewable $1,000 scholarship to: Any State Second Runner-Up
  • Four year, renewable $2,000 scholarship to: Any Texas Local Winner
  • Four year, renewable $1,500 scholarship to: Any Texas Local First Runner-Up
  • Four year, renewable $1,000 scholarship to: Any Texas Local Second Runner-Up

Note: Students must be admitted as regular degree-seeking students. The scholarship is not applicable to summer sessions.
Contact: Erica Miller, Director for Financial Aid, at emiller@tlu.edu or (830) 372-8077


TROY UNIVERSITY

Troy, AL

  • $10,000 Chancellor’s Scholarship & $1,250 Study Abroad Scholarship to: Any State Winner
  • $3,500 DYW Scholarships (to include a $1,250 Study Abroad Scholarship) to: any Alabama local program winner with 3.0 GPA & 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 3.0 GPA and 20 ACT

Contact: Korrie Lynn Williamson, Senior Director of Enrollment Services, (334) 808-6707


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 is receiving an Automatic Merit Scholarship or an UA Competitive Admissions Scholarship that is less than the In-State or Out-of-State Presidential, this designation will bump them to the respective presidential equivalent scholarship. A student cannot receive both a merit-based award and program-based award. Should a student meet the criteria for a Presidential Scholarship, they will receive a $2,000 per year stipend, a $300 per year book scholarship, and a 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


UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM

Birmingham, AL

  • One-time, stackable scholarship of $1,000 to: Any State Winner
  • One-time, stackable scholarship of $750 to: Any Local Alabama Winner and Up to 2 participants who are nominated by the Distinguished Young Women of 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 Scholarship 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 March 1 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 205-934-8134 or scholarships@uab.edu


UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO

Moscow, ID

  • Four-year, renewable Go Idaho scholarship program guarantees these levels of funding each year from a combination of scholarships to all participants at the local/state level who are Idaho residents:
    ・ $7,500 with a 3.9-4.0 high school GPA
    ・ $5,000 with a 3.75-3.899 high school GPA
    ・ $3,000 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 in-state tuition and do not pay out of state tuition, a savings just under $16,000/year.
    Participants who qualify for the WUE awards may additionally qualify as WUE Scholars. This is an additional award on top of the standard WUE tuition waiver. These annual awards amounts are renewable for up to 4 years.
    ・ $2,000 with a 3.75-4.0 high school GPA
    ・  $1,000 with a 3.0-3.749 high school GPA

  • Renewable Invitation to Idaho Scholarship for qualified, new, first-time freshmen and transfer students pursing their first bachelor’s degree, to all participants at the local/state level who are residents of any non-WUE state who have an incoming GPA of 3.0 or higher. The award results in a savings of just under $16,000 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.

Contact: Meggie Caffery, Associate Director of Scholarships, at meggiec@uidaho.edu or 208-885-6312


UNIVERSITY OF Mobile

Mobile, AL

  • Four-year, renewable full tuition and fees scholarship with maintainence of a 3.0 GPA to: Distinguished Young Woman of America
  • Four-year, renewable half tuition with maintenance of a 3.0 GPA to: Any Distinguished Young Women 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. Full tuition applies to fall and spring semesters for block tuition only and fees are limited to $500 per semester.

Contact: Charity Wittner, Vice President for Enrollment Services, cwittner@umobile.edu


UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH ALABAMA

Mobile, AL

  • Four-year, renewable full tuition and fees plus on-campus housing scholarship, with maintenance of a 3.0 GPA to: Distinguished Young Woman of America, Distinguished Young Woman of Alabama, National Overall Scholastics Winner, and any State winner with 30 ACT or 1360 SAT and 3.0 GPA

*Additionally, all admitted participants are automatically reviewed for Freshman Admission Awards.

Scholarship is not stackable
Contact: Brennen Mallet, Assistant Director for Enrollment Services, 251.460.6494


UNIVERSITY OF WEST ALABAMA

Livingston, AL

  • Four-year, renewable $2,500 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, Director of Admissions, at 205-652-3578


WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY

Pullman, WA

  • Four-year, full undergraduate tuition scholarship to 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 Program Administration, Student Financial Services, at 509-335-7126 or morganh@wsu.edu


WORCESTER STATE UNIVERSITY

Worcester, MA

  • Four-year scholarship at the rate of full in-state tuition and fees, with a 3.75 recalculated, cumulative high school GPA; renewable with maintenance of a cumulative college GPA of 3.3 or higher, to: Distinguished Young Woman of America, Any State Winner; and Any State Scholastic Winner

Scholarship is not stackable
Contact: Ryan G. Forsythe, Ed.D., Vice President for Enrollment Management, at rforsythe@worcester.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 Any Pennsylvania Local Winners

Scholarship is not stackable
Contact: Brian Hazlett, Vice President for Enrollment Management, at bhazlett@ycp.edu

Please Note:

For Carroll College, Catawba College, Chapman University, Hood College, Huntingdon College, Ohio University College of Fine Arts, Spring Hill College, Stevenson University, the University of Alabama, the University of Mobile, the University of South Alabama, Washington State University, Worcester State University, and 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.

College-Granted Scholarships

We are honored that the following educational institutions offer college-funding opportunities for our Class of 2024 participants. Visit this page often for added scholarship opportunities.

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.Some scholarships are available to any participant that takes part in a local or state program. This list does not contain scholarships available only in your state or local area so be sure to ask your program if they offer any other college-granted scholarships.