Distinguished Young Women OF Pennsylvania

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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Allison Ross
Distinguished Young Woman of Pennsylvania for 2024
State Program Information

Class of 2025 applications are now open!

Please note the participation deadline has passed for seniors graduating in the class of 2024.

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 year 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 Pennsylvania

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Allison Ross
FromNew Castle
University PreferencePenn State University
Career GoalAttorney

2024 State Participants

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Meghan Bencic
CitySlippery Rock
University PreferenceThe University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
Career GoalPhysical Therapy
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Namya Jindal
University PreferenceBrown University
Career GoalPhysician Neurologist
TalentBharatnatyam Indian Classical Dance
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Skye Lanham
CityBeaver Falls
University PreferenceIthaca College, University of Maryland, Duquesne
Career GoalMusic Educator Or Entertainment Lawyer
TalentSinging And Playing The Piano
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Kari Ann Leventopoulos
University PreferencePenn State Schreyer Honors College
Career GoalMedical Doctor
TalentVocal Performance
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Anne Nelson
University PreferenceVillanova University
Career GoalWork In The Medical Field
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Allison Ross
CityNew Castle
University PreferencePenn State University
Career GoalAttorney
TalentVocal Presentation
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Amara Stewart
University PreferenceElizabethtown College
Career GoalSecondary English Teacher And Author
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Kelsey Stover
University PreferencePoint Park University
Career GoalProfessional Dancer
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