District of Columbia

Distinguished Young Women of District of Columbia 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 ($500 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 senior in high school to participate. Sign up today so you don’t miss out on this life-changing experience!


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D.C. is the proud home of Skye Bork, the Distinguished Young Woman of America for 2017!

Program Dates

Now accepting applications for the CLASS OF 2022

Online, interactive life skill sessions will begin in the fall/winter

* Participation in DYW qualifies you for our cash and college-granted scholarship opportunities. Coming soon in the D.C. library will be the current college-granted scholarships available to you, just for taking part in our program.

** If you are selected to represent D.C. as a member of the high school graduating class of 2022, you will be required to spend the last 2 weeks of June 2022 in Mobile, Alabama for the 65th National DYW Finals.

Please email us at DC@DistinguishedYW.org for more on how to participate in Distinguished Young Women as a resident of the District of Columbia!

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