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 2022: The state program will be held on Saturday, July 31, 2021 however all participants will spend four days prior to the program in Frederick Maryland. This is still pending Covid Status. 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 2021 was held on July 26, 2020 virtually due to the Corona Virus Pandemic. Chloe Smith from Greater Baltimore was named the Distinguished Young Woman of Maryland. 14 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 2021 included:

K'lah, Morgan: Distinguished Young Woman of Prince Georges County
Taylor,Tompkins:Distinguished Young Woman of Temple Hills
Caelia Chung: Distinguished Young Woman of Howard County
Pauline,Chang: Distinguished Young Woman of Ellicott City
Camille,Young: Distinguished Young Woman of Columbia
Rio Baran: Distinguished Young Woman of Northern Frederick County
Brina Ratangee: Distinguished Young Woman of Souther Frederick County
Annika Rodoff: Distinguished Young Woman of Greater Westminster
Lily Stoneberger: Distinguished Young Woman of Carroll County
Chloe,Smith: Distinguished Young Woman of Greater Baltimore
Phia Krygowski: Distinguished Young Woman of Baltimore County
Alexandra Kelly:Distinguished Young Woman of St. Mary's County
Anna Kleist:Distinguished Young Woman of Calvert County
AaNiah Sanders: Distinguished Young Woman of Charles County

Now accepting applications for the graduating class of 2022. All applications are due by January 1, of your junior year

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