Distinguished Young Women OF Delaware

is part of a national scholarship program that promotes and rewards scholastics, leadership and talent in young women. Earn scholarships for higher education, personally develop through the DYW Life Skills Workshops, and make new friends from around the state.

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Alicia Chu
Distinguished Young Woman of Delaware for 2024
State Program Information

Class of 2025 Program

Summer 2024, exact dates to be announced soon!

Life-Changing Experience

College scholarships are awarded at the state level and millions in college-granted scholarships are available nationally. The state representative will advance to the national program for the opportunity to compete for cash tuition scholarships. To participate, you must be in your junior of high school. Participants are evaluated in the areas of: scholastics, interview, talent, self-expression, and fitness.

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2024 Distinguished Young Woman of Delaware

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Alicia Chu
University PreferenceHarvard University
Career GoalLawyer

2024 Distinguished Young Woman of Delaware

Photo of Alicia Chu
Alicia Chu

University Preference
Harvard University

Career Goal

National Merit ScholarNational Honor Society, French NHS, Science NHSScholastics Writing: 1 Nat'l Silver Key, 2 Gold+1 Silver DE KeysDE Mock Trial 2nd place team, Gavel awardsNational YoungArts Foundation Merit winner in VoiceNational Assoc. of Teachers of Singing Comp.: 2nd Place nationallyMusic Teacher National Assoc. Comp.: 3rd place nationallyYouth in Government DE Chief Justice, Nat'l Judicial CompetitionAssoc. Board of the Royal Schools of Music, completed w/ distinction, pianoArchmere Academy Senior Leader

Juilliard Pre-College (Voice Major)Mock Trial (Varsity Closing Attorney)Youth in Government (club founder/president)Diversity Equity & Inclusion Club (President)Tapestry (literary magazine, Editor-in-Chief)Student Council RepresentativeBallet DancerBank of America Student Leaders (summer internship)Drama Club (secretary, swing, assist. director, co-choreographer)Académie Internationale D’Été De Nice (voice summer intensive in France)

Church Youth Group Praise Team (singer & keyboardist)Senior Center Music Initiative (self-created, perform opera recitals for senior citizens)The SPARKS Project (STEM-focused organization teaching Elementary school kids)Hagley Museum Volunteer (STEM-focused, work with younger kids to expand interest in STEM field)YWCA Racial & Social Justice Facilitator (organize/facilitate community discussions on DEI)

2025 State Participants

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