Distinguished Young Women OF Vermont

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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Zoe Bernstein
Distinguished Young Woman of Vermont for 2024
State Program Information

Class of 2024 Program

Will be held virtually

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.

Now accepting applications for 2024 graduates and beyond

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2024 Distinguished Young Woman of Vermont

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Zoe Bernstein
University PreferenceUniversity of Alabama
Career GoalCybercrime Prosecutor

2024 Distinguished Young Woman of Vermont

Photo of Zoe Bernstein
Zoe Bernstein

University Preference
University of Alabama

Career Goal
Cybercrime Prosecutor

National Rural and Small Town Recognition AwardSaint Michael's College Book awardAmerican High School Poets Summer 2023 AnthologyMiss Vermont Children's Literacy AwardPoetry Out Loud Vermont SemifinalistHonor Roll

TheatreSchool NewspaperUnified BasketballMath TeamPoetryPageantsCyberSafer Community OrganizationStandup Comedy

All Together Now Women's Health InternMMU Unified BasketballAll Together Now Social Media InternWord Gardeners Children's LiteracyCyberSafer: Preventing online grooming through parental education

2025 State Participants

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