Distinguished Young Women of Minnesota is part of a national scholarship program that promotes and rewards scholarship, leadership and talent in young women.

College scholarships are awarded at the state level ($3200 last year) and millions in college-granted scholarships are available ($1 billion nationally). And one representative will advance to the national program in Mobile, Alabama where they give away over $130,000 in cash tuition scholarships.

And it’s FREE to participate!


  • Make new friends from around the state
  • 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 don’t miss out on this life-changing experience!


Contact: Carol Rubino, Minnesota Program Coordinator, at: minnesota@distinguishedyw.org

Program Dates

Apply for a Local or At-Large program during your JUNIOR year of high school.

Applicants MUST participate in an At Large Program to move on to the Minnesota State Program Finals.

***** UPDATE: DEADLINES for Class of 2021: Applications: Midnight: August 15th. All Online Forms and Paperwork Must Be Received by: Midnight: September 15th, 2020. *****

Applications now open for the Class of 2022 and beyond.

Questions regarding participation?
Contact: Participant Coordinator,
Janessa Palmer:

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