Distinguished Young Women is the oldest and largest scholarship program for high school girls. 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 ) Applicants 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. 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. This includes attending a rehearsal(s) and being a part of an on-stage performance. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.