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!


Amy Clarke, Minnesota Program Coordinator

Program Dates

Our Minnesota State Finals program for the Class of 2020 took place on Nov 10. Congratulations to Molly Krog of Ivanhoe for being named Distinguished Young Women of Minnesota.

Applications are open for the class of 2021 AND BEYOND! Can't find your hometown? Apply for the At-Large Program (in the 'Local Programs' tab to the right of this page).

Questions? E-mail our participant coordinator at: participantsmn@distinguishedyw.org or text/call (320) 295 - 8171.

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