Distinguished Young Women scholarship program now open for 2014 graduates

Application deadline March 1 for summer program
January 24, 2013

The Distinguished Young Women of Delaware scholarship program is now accepting applications. The program is open to young women in high school who will be graduating in 2014 and are residents of Delaware. The five aspects of the program are scholastics, interview, talent, fitness and self expression. Anyone interested can apply online at

Applications are due by Friday, March 1. An orientation will follow in early April for more details. The state program will be held in August 2013 at Possum Point Theater in Georgetown. The state winner will travel to the National Distinguished Young Women finals held in June the following year in Mobile, Ala., for a chance to win more than $25,000 in scholarships.

More than $4,000 in cash scholarships was awarded at the state program last year, and there are many scholarship opportunities available even for those who do not win. The current Distinguished Young Woman of Delaware is Taylor Paskey of Felton. Current Miss Delaware Alyssa Murray was Delaware’s representative in 2010.

For more information, contact Lana Parker at 302-841-7080, or Aimee Parker at

Founded in 1958 in Mobile, Ala., Distinguished Young Women is the largest and oldest national scholarship program for high school girls. During its 54 years of operation, the program has provided life-changing experiences for more than 700,000 young women. Previously known as America’s Junior Miss, the program announced its new name in June 2010.

For more information about Distinguished Young Women, contact Stephanie Bradford, national headquarters communications director, 251-622-5335, email or visit