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 Chair, Rachel Shank

Program Dates

Welcome to the Distinguished Young Women Program! The program for the class of 2023 will be held in March or April 2022.

The state program for the class of 2023 will be held July 27th-30th, 2022 in Frederick, MD.

If you are a rising Sophomore or Junior (graduating class of 2023 or 2024), please consider applying to learn more about the program.

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