Central Maryland

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

Cash scholarships are awarded at the local level and millions in college-granted scholarships are available ($1 billion nationally). And local winners will advance to the state program in  where they give away more than  in cash tuition scholarships.

And it’s FREE to participate!


  • Make new friends from around your area
  • 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!


Local Co-Chairs, Terri Adams & Julie Smith

Program Dates

Central Maryland Distinguished Young Women 2020 program was held May 12, 2019 at the Howard County Center for the Arts.

Our representative is Co-Tu Doan, Howard County's Distinguished Young Woman, Class of 2020. Co-Tu competed in the Maryland DYW program on July 27th, winning both the overall scholastic award and the Spirit award. Congratulations Co-Tu! We are so proud of you!

***Applications for the 2020 program are no longer being accepted. All applications for Central Maryland should be submitted for the 2021 program.***

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