Financial Support for College.

Distinguished Young Women is the oldest and largest scholarship program for high school girls. Last year, more than $1 billion in cash tuition and college-granted scholarships were available nationally.

Scholarships are available in two ways: cash tuition scholarships (which can be used at any accredited institution of higher learning) and college-granted scholarships (over 100 colleges and universities offer scholarships to program participants – several scholarships are available just for taking part in a local or state program!)

Cash Scholarships

Last year, participants received more than $2.1 million in cash scholarships through our programs across the nation. This money can be used for tuition, room and board, books, or other educational expenses (like lab fees or a computer).

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College-Granted Scholarships

Distinguished Young Women partners with over 100 colleges and universities across the country to provide opportunities for our participants to further their education. Some of these scholarships are available to any participant that takes part in a local or state program.

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Ready to Claim Your Scholarship?

If you were awarded scholarships at any program level — local, state or national — and the Scholarship Foundation is holding your scholarships, you may submit a claim for your scholarships after you enroll in an accredited college or university.

Funds are automatically held for five years after recipient's high school graduation. Program chair will then contact recipient to see if recipient plans to attend graduate school and before funds are reverted.

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