Western Maryland

DISTINGUISHED YOUNG WOMEN OF WESTERN, MARYLAND  is accepting applications from HIGH  SCHOOL JUNIOR GIRLS, CLASS OF 2022. The deadline to apply is January 1 of your junior year.

Colleges and universities throughout the United States offer college-granted scholarships to eligible program participants and state winners. These scholarship opportunities include four-year, full tuition scholarships as well as many partial scholarships.  Locally, McDaniel College, Hood College and Stevenson University offer 4-year full and partial scholarships to the Maryland representative!  Additionally, cash scholarship awards to be used at colleges of their choice are awarded to the overall winners, as well as winners of individual categories, at the local competition. See website for list of participating colleges www.distinguishedyw.org

All participants will gain important life skills through participation.

  • Those selected will advance to Maryland’s state program held in Frederick,  Maryland, July 28-31, 2021  where they will be eligible for even more cash and college scholarships.  The state winner will travel to Mobile, Alabama, to participate in personal development activities and community service projects before competing for the opportunity to become the Distinguished Young Woman of America for 2021. This is a life-changing opportunity for young women in Allegany, Garrett and Washington County! For more information about Distinguished Young Women contact:
  • Nicole Orr: Chairperson at Maryland@disinguishedyw.org

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Program Dates

Welcome to The Distinguished Young Women Program!

All applications should be submitted on or before January 1 of your junior year of high school. Please use the "Apply Now" button to sign up. A representative will contact you to give you all of the information you need. Applying does not obligate you to participate, it allows us to answer any questions you have about this amazing program.

Please feel free to email Maryland@distinguishedyw.org before applying.

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