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 are open. Check your local program* for the correct deadline(s) and apply today!

*To qualify for the Minnesota State Program, you must first participate in a Local or At-Large Program.

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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