Distinguished Young Women OF Utah

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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Megan Tandar
Distinguished Young Woman of Utah for 2023
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Class of 2024 Program

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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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2023 Distinguished Young Woman of Utah

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Megan Tandar
FromSalt Lake City
University PreferenceDuke University
Career GoalBehavioral Health, Physician

2023 Distinguished Young Woman of Utah

Photo of Megan Tandar
Megan Tandar
Salt Lake City

University Preference
Duke University

Career Goal
Behavioral Health, Physician

2014-2020 Full Scholarship ($12000/yr) Recipient, Gifted Music School Pre-College Conservatory2016, 2019 Soloist, Utah Symphony Salute To Youth Competition 2019 Finalist, Seattle International Piano Festival Junior Division2019 First Place Health Promotion, HOSA State Leadership Conference2019 Gina Bachauer International Piano Festival Selected Participant2019 Third Prize, Helen Taylor Johannsen International Piano Competition 2020 Finalist, National Public Radio From The Top Radio Show2020 First Place Anatomy & Physiology, Third Place Experimental Design, First Place Boomilever, Science Olympiad Regional Competition2020 First Prize Great Composer Competition Chamber Category2021 First Place Health Education, Third Place Creative Problem Solving HOSA State Leadership Conference2021 Gold Medal, Genius Olympiad Competition Music Category2021 PianoTexas International Festival & Academy Selected Participant2021, 2019 First Prize, International Paderewski Piano Festival Senior and Junior Divisions2021, 2020 Scholarship ($3000), Boston University Tanglewood Institute Young Artist Piano Program 2021, 2020 Third Prize ENKOR International Music Competition Solo and Chamber Cateogries2022 $2000 Scholarship, Summer Experience Advancing Research in Chemical Biology, University of Utah2022 $2000 Scholarship, University of Utah College of Science, University of Utah Science & Engineering Fair2022 Best Abstract Award, Journal of Young Investigators, University of Utah Science & Engineering Fair2022 Finalist and Special Award Scholarship ($40,000) Winner, International Science and Engineering Fair2022 First Place Cell Biology, Second Place Environmental Chemistry, Second Place Botany, Science Olympiad Regional Competitions2022 Informative Speaking Seminfinals, Glenbrooks Speech & Debate Tournament2022 Pre-College & Academic Scholarship ($6000), University of Mississippi , Summer Language Institute2022 Second Place Informative Speaking, NSDA National Qualifier, NIETOC National Qualifier2022 Semifinalist, U.S. Department of State National Security Youth Language Institute 2022 Society for In Vitro Biology Award, University of Utah Science & Engineering Fair2022 Soloist, American Fork Symphony Salute To Youth Competition2022, 2021 Utah Science Olympiad State Champion2023 Coca-Cola Scholars Regional Finalist2023 First Place Experimental Design, Second Place Cell Biology, Third Place Environmental Chemistry, Science Olympiad Regional Competitions2023 First Place Informative Speaking, UHSAA 6A State Tournament, Great Salt Lake District Tournament (NSDA National Qualifier), UHSAA 6A Region 2 Tournament2023 National Merit Finalist2023 Oral Presentation Winner, Intermountain Junior Science and Humanities Symposium 2023 U.S. Presidential Scholar Candidate2023 Wasatch Front First Runner-Up, Sterling Scholar in Science2023 Winner, Youthlinc Utah Young Humanitarian Award 2023, 2021, 2020, 2019 Winner, Utah Symphony Youth Guild Competition2023, 2022 First Place, University of Utah Science & Engineering Fair Biology & Microbiology Category

Competitive Solo & Chamber Music PianistDoReMi Project (Online Music Education) Utah Director of RecruitmentGina Bachauer International Piano Festival Music-In-Our Schools, Mundi Project, Utah Symphony Youth Guild (Music Non-Profit) VolunteerHigh School Debate & Speech CaptainHigh School Science Club Co-CaptainParent-Teacher-Student Association Student RepresentativePeace Through Music International--Co-founder and Youth Program DirectorPrivate Tutor (Math, English)Science Olympiad State TeamTitle I Elementary School Tutoring Program Group LeadUniversity of Utah Biomedical Research--Student ResearcherUniversity of Utah Research in Gender Studies--Clinical Student ResearcherUniversity of Utah Science & Engineering Fair Student Advisory Board Outreach CoordinatorWindow Cleaning Company Canvasser

DoReMi Project Utah Director of Recruitment (2021-present)Gina Bachauer International Music Foundation, Music-In-Our-Schools Pianist (2019-present) Mundi Project Music Ambassador (2019-current)Peace Through Music International Co-Founder, Youth Program Director (2019-current)Rose Park Elementary School Tutoring Program Youth Lead (2019-2020)Student Government 10th Grade Student Representative on Parent-Teach-Student Association (2020-2021)University of Utah Science & Engineering Fair Student Advisory Board (2022-present)Utah Symphony Youth Guild Volunteer (2019-present)

2024 State Participants

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