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


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Program Dates

The Maryland program includes all of the local representatives from every county in the state. All local programs are held throughout the state and can be found on the national website according to your zip code. Locals are held on different dates throughout the year.

For the class of 2023: The state program will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2022 however all participants will spend four days prior to the program in Frederick Maryland. If you participate in a local program and are selected, you are expected to attend the pre-program dates. They are filled with fun, community service, games, mock interviews, bonding and rehearsing.

The program for the graduating class of 2022 was held on July 31, 202. Genevieve Batman from Cumberland, Maryland was named the Distinguished Young Woman of Maryland. 10 outstanding participants from all over the state were represented and over $10,000 was awarded in cash scholarships.

The participants of the graduating class of 2022 included:
Western Maryland: Genevieve Batman
Charles County: Nina Ferrero
Northern Frederick County: Erin Kady
St Mary’s County: Lena Martinez
Montgomery County: Naomi Miatudila
Howard County: Nandita Narayanan
Calvert County: Hailey Pierce
Carroll County: Danielle Rizzo
Southern Frederick County: Isha Sahai
Chesapeake: Erica Spicer

Now accepting applications for the graduating class of 2023. All applications are due by January 1, of your junior year

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