Distinguished Young Women of Delaware opens scholarship application process

Deadline March 15 for Delaware high school girls
January 28, 2014

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 2015 and are residents of Delaware.

The five aspects of the program are scholastics, interview, talent, fitness, and self-expression. Anyone interested in the scholarship can apply online at Applications are due by Saturday, March 15. An orientation will follow in early April with more details. The state program will be held Aug. 2 at Possum Hall 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 were 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 Abby Chow of Camden-Wyoming. For more information, contact Lana Parker at 302-841-7080, or Aimee Parker at

About Distinguished Young Women

Founded in 1958 in Mobile, Ala., Distinguished Young Women is the largest and oldest national scholarship program for high school girls. Previously known as America’s Junior Miss, the program announced its new name in June 2010.

National sponsors include the City of Mobile, Mobile County, Eastern Shore Toyota, Encore Rehabilitation, SPANX, Mobile Gas: A Sempra Company, Alabama Power Foundation, Regions Bank and Master Boat Builders.

For more information about Distinguished Young Women, contact Stephanie Bradford, national headquarters communications director, 251-622-5335;; or visit Find on Facebook at, or on Twitter at