Distinguished Young Women

  • Distinguished Young Women of York County is part of a national scholarship program that promotes and rewards scholarship, leadership and talent in young women.  DYW inspires high school girls to develop their full individual potential through a fun, transformative experience that culminates in a celebratory showcase of their accomplishments. Distinguished Young Women strives to give every young woman the opportunity to further her education and prepare for a successful future. 

    Cash scholarships are awarded at the local level and millions in college-granted scholarships are available ($1 billion nationally). And local winners will advance to the state program in Pittsburgh, PA, where they give away more than $6,000 in cash tuition scholarships.  And it’s FREE to participate!

    YOU CAN:

    • Make new friends from around your area
    • Participate in workshops on interviewing, public speaking and more
    • Have fun putting on a showcase of your achievements
    • PLUS help pay for your college education!

    You must be a junior in high school to participate. Sign up today so you won’t miss out on this life-changing experience!

    Before you apply, be aware that in order to qualify for or win any of the scholarships offered by Distinguished Young Women, you must participate in a program for your area. This could include attending a rehearsal(s) and being a part of an on-stage performance (dependent on Covid-19 guidelines in your area). After you apply, the program you would participate in first, which is determined by where you live, will be in touch with the details of participation for their program. Read the "What is Distinguished Young Women?" page to learn more before you apply.