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 ($5,750.00 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: Charlene McInroy
Minnesota State Program Coordinator

Program Dates

Class of 2023 applications closed on May 15, 2022. Applications are open for the Class of 2024 and beyond!
Apply during your SOPHOMORE OR JUNIOR year of high school. Expect a response within 7-10 business days.

Questions? E-mail: participantsmn@distinguishedyw.org

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