Distinguished Young Women Scholarship

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  • Scholarship Description
  • We are a non-profit organization that offers Life Skills Workshops to prepare young women for life after high school and over $1 billion in college scholarships opportunities and it is free to participate. Awards are given to participants in the local, state, and national levels of competition. Must be female, high school juniors or seniors, U.S. citizens, and legal residents of the county and state of competition. Participants are evaluated on scholastic achievement, interview, talent, fitness, and public speaking. The number of awards and their amount vary from year to year. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
  • Contact
  • Scholarship Committee
  • 751 Government St
  • Mobile, AL 36602
  • valerie@distinguishedyw.org
  • tel: 251-438-3621
  • fax: 251-431-0063

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Hindiyo H  on 11/17/2019 2:16:08 PM

I have apply for this scholarship to help young women and also make change by Attending college would help me reach my goals and dreams in life. My goals are to become a psychology and a motivational speaker. I want to change society's mindset on women that they can do a lot of things we just don’t need to cook clean and take care of the house. Women can do so much if we put our minds to it. We can be doctors, teachers and other things, if we get the support that we need. I want to also be able to open a school in Africa or other places to give children the education I received. I want to also open a lot of programs to help them and push them to do more in life. Scholarship would be helpful for me in many shapes forms it will help me with achieving my goals thank you for taking your time of your day to read this I hope you can learn much from this My name is Hindiyo and this is my story.

Anna G  on 11/14/2019 4:54:49 PM

I applied to this scholarship because I am a young woman . I want to be part of the change in today’s society. I’m todays society young women or women in general don’t get respected or treated how they're supposed to be treated . I want to be the voice for those women who don’t speak up for themselves I want to be the change .

Rosabella B  on 11/14/2019 9:01:00 AM

I applied to this scholarship primarily due to the stigma around woman and how their viewed to others. As a young woman I aspire to change that and use my voice not just for me but also for the woman who deserve more voice or the woman who cant use their voice. I aspire to make a mark on this world somehow some way but its very hard to do that when you're low with finances this scholarship could help me fulfill my goals for woman empowerment around the world and my education as a young woman as a whole.

Brianna D  on 11/14/2019 8:56:22 AM

I am applying for this scholarship because I am a young woman who is seeking to become an elementary teacher. I am Vice President in TAFE and I am Captain on my soccer and cross country team. I believe that women have a voice in this nation and I would use this money to help pay for my college. I am a first gen and oldest child of three. Neither of my parents went to college and I am going to be the first in my family to go. My parents can't afford to pay for college because my mom does not work and my dad is a police officer. We are really tight on money. Thank you for your time.

Beth D  on 11/13/2019 2:41:18 PM

I applied for this scholarship because I am a young woman wanting to make a difference in the world, and I need financial help in order to do that.

Vjosa G  on 11/12/2019 7:58:14 PM

I applied for this scholarship to make it a little easier for my parents since I will be the first generation women to attend a University.

Alexis B  on 11/12/2019 5:04:56 PM

Yes I applied for this scholarship because I am a young women trying to make my mark in the world and need financial help to go to college. To help demonstrate that Women are making great strides and can accomplish anything that they put their mind and work ethic to.

Ocean H  on 11/12/2019 9:00:00 AM

Waiting to expand my education.

Nikki B  on 11/10/2019 10:05:14 AM

I applied to this scholarship to demonstrate how women can make a change in the workplace after getting a grand education.

Danajen C  on 11/9/2019 11:06:04 AM

I have applied for this scholarship because I am graduating a year earlier than I am supposed to in order to get ahead on furthering my education at a younger age.

Sha'Dia A  on 11/8/2019 2:45:31 PM

I applied for this scholarship because its mostly describes me and it has great benefits !!!!

Angelique B  on 11/5/2019 2:33:43 PM

I just applied to this scholarship and I hope I get something form it. I have applied to a lot and got denied every time. I’m hoping.

Helena L  on 11/5/2019 12:36:57 PM

I applied to this scholarship in hopes that I can help my mom with paying for college.

Naja N  on 11/5/2019 9:17:02 AM

I am applying for this scholarship in hopes that I am able to secure funding to help towards my education.

Nathalie C  on 11/3/2019 3:35:24 PM

I just applied to this scholarship and am hoping for good results!

Sade M  on 10/30/2019 9:33:16 PM

I applied for this scholarship because I believe I am what defines a defines a distinguished young woman. I am applying to Genesee Community College’s nursing program and this scholarship would mean the most to me.

Sara Bruh  on 10/30/2019 12:25:40 AM


fiorela v  on 10/26/2019 10:10:12 PM

I have never heard of this scholarship and am excited to see how it turns out !

Cassidy M  on 10/22/2019 12:54:44 PM

I just applied for this scholarship, and I can't wait to see what happens!

Ja'Niya B  on 10/18/2019 1:20:25 PM

I just completed the application and I'm excited to see how this goes!

Anna B  on 10/17/2019 4:02:34 PM

I just applied for this scholarship, so we'll see how this goes!

Katelyn B  on 10/13/2019 1:53:15 PM

I am excited that there is a scholarship for young women. I have overcome a lot mental and physical hurdles over the past 6 years. I have persevered and am so excited to move on in college and my future career. This scholarship will help me so much.

Ellie T  on 10/10/2019 12:56:22 PM

I have applied for this scholarship because I am a young women who has been accepted in to Auguste Escoffier Culinary school. I am a child of a single mother who works full time and receives zero child support. Please help me achieve my dream!

Dasia G  on 9/26/2019 11:37:48 AM

My work in school would help me earn this scholarship and help me earn one more year in the district.

hailey p  on 9/23/2019 9:50:56 AM

I have applied because i have 10 people in my home so money is kinda tight so im trying to help my parents and myself not be in debt

Ashlynn H  on 9/4/2019 3:00:42 PM

Yes, I applied for this scholarship because I need help paying for college. I only have one income in my house, as my parents are divorced.

Andrea H  on 7/5/2019 4:21:39 PM

I participated in DYW at the regional level in 2019, and it was absolutely one of the best experiences in my life. My chapter (York County, Pennsylvania) is known for giving out the most money of any regional chapter, which is a nice perk - but beyond that, I became friends with so many amazing girls in my area and I learned many skills that I will carry with me through my professional life. Overall, I won two categorical scholarships and was second runner-up overall, and I won $5500. I would ABSOLUTELY recommend this program to anyone and everyone!!

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