Distinguished Young Women of Ohio 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 (15,000* (subject to change) 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!


Wendy Nuspl

Program Dates

Interested applicants should apply through the at-large program by following this link: http://atlarge.oh.distinguishedyw.org/

We are accepting applications for the class of 2022, with all submissions due August 1, 2021. Notification of acceptance into our state program will be via email by Sept 1. At-large applicants are those who do not have a local program in their county. With the exception of girls residing in Vinton County, please complete the application form on the at-large page in order to apply. http://atlarge.oh.distinguishedyw.org/

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