Distinguished Young Women OF Texas

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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Grace Chu
Distinguished Young Woman of Texas for 2024
State Program Information

Class of 2024 Program

January 27 and 28

The Woodlands College Park High School
3701 College Park Dr
The Woodlands, TX 77384

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. Participants are evaluated in the areas of: scholastics, interview, talent, self-expression, and fitness.

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2024 Distinguished Young Woman of Texas

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Grace Chu
University PreferenceUniversity of Houston
Career GoalPrimary Care Physician

2024 Distinguished Young Woman of Bellaire

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Grace Chu

University Preference
University of Houston

Career Goal
Primary Care Physician

Eagle ScoutBaylor med school conditional acceptance Principal’s Junior Student of the YearPrincipal’s Ldrshp RecognitionAP Seminar Perfect ScoreExcellence in AP BiologyDance of Asian America: Cultural Ambassador Scholarship, Clara in The NutcrackerAP Scholar w/DistinctionNational Merit Commended Scholar

Boy Scouts of AmericaDance of Asian America AcadStudent Council PresChinese Club PresNurture Pediatrics ScribeNatl Youth Ldrshp Training StaffFormosa Cultural AmbassadorBible Study LdrHISD Cent Div Student Advisory TeamBook Buddies

Houston Zoo Teen Naturalist: educate guests & youth on conservDance of Asian America: performances; ft by Houston mayor, Fox26Lunar New Year Vol Coord: recruited & organized student volsNYLT Asst Senior Patrol Ldr of Svc: filled waters, cleaned bathrooms & camp facStudent Council Student Voice Comm: led COVID-19 vaccine drives & menstrual product drives

2025 State Participants

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Tessa Allen
University PreferenceAuburn University
Career GoalConstitutional Law
TalentMusical Theater Performance
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Diya Anil
CitySugar Land
University PreferenceUT Austin, A&M
Career Goal
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Daksha Chaddha
University PreferenceRice University
Career GoalCardiologist
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Anagha Deepak
CityCedar Park
University PreferenceBrown PLME
Career GoalNeurosurgeon
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Tatum Dixon
CityLeague City
University PreferenceUniversity of Houston
Career GoalBioengineer Or Mechanical Engineer
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Allison Gaston
University PreferenceLarge Public college
Career GoalEstablish And Own A Dance Studio!
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Meredith Gayanilo
CityCorpus Christi
University PreferenceRice University
Career GoalEnvironmental Science/Environmental Law
TalentViolin Performance
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Audrey Han
University PreferencePrinceton University
Career GoalMy Ultimate Career Goal Is To Become The Chief Of Surgery At A West Coast Hospital, Specializing In Cardiovascular Disorders. One Of My Must Haves For My Future Profession Is Interaction, As I Am The Type Of Person To Build Connections Through My Work And Work Ethic. Although I Of Course Want To Become A Successful Figure In The Field I Plan To Spend The Majority Of My Days In, I Also Yearn For A Hands On Job Where I Can Support Other People Through Constantly Pushing Myself Past My Comfort Zones, Because Just As Much As I Hope To Inspire Others, I Also Hope To Be Inspired Too.
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Amber Jackson
University PreferenceUniversity of Texas
Career GoalSoftware Engineer
TalentPlaying An Instrument (Marimba)
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Lina Kang
CityCedar Park
University PreferenceUniversity of Texas at Austin
Career GoalPediatrician
TalentPlaying Guitar And Singing Along
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Melina Kumar
University PreferenceUndecided
Career GoalPhysician
TalentBollywood Dance
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Bethany Lloyd
CityLeague City
University PreferenceColumbia University
Career GoalU.S Ambassador/Diplomat
TalentPoetry Interpretation
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Mazzy Montgomery
CityLeague City
University PreferenceUndecided but considering Louisiana State, University of Louisiana, Texas Christian University, Vanderbilt, and Texas A&M, but I still am considering more!
Career GoalNurse Practitioner/ Nursing
TalentMusical: Playing Guitar And Singing
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Emma Qiu
CitySugar Land
University PreferenceDuke University
Career GoalMathematics Professor
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Rasya Ramakrishnan
University PreferenceUniversity of Texas at Austin, Stanford University
Career GoalVenture Capital
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Arushima Swaroop
University Preference
Career GoalCognitive Scientist
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Saisrinidhi Vankadaru
CitySugar Land
University PreferenceRice University, UT Austin
Career GoalMedicine
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