The Distinguished Young Women of Delaware Scholarship Program will be held at 5 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 2, at Possum Hall in Georgetown. Tickets are priced at $15, or $10 for students and seniors.
This year’s participants include Harmony Broussard from Seaford, Amanda Defilippis from Newark, Dominique DeMoe from Clayton, Rahsel Holland from Selbyville, Symone Hopkins from Seaford, Alison Jennings from Dagsboro, Emalie Lawson from Hartly, Haley Lloyd from Smyrna, Arlene Maheu from Felton, and Kimberly Zoller from Seaford.
Founded in 1958 in Mobile, Ala., Distinguished Young Women is the largest and oldest national scholarship program for high school girls. It has provided life-changing experiences for more than 700,000 young women across the country and more than $93 million in cash scholarships at the local, state and national levels.
In addition to cash scholarships, Distinguished Young Women participants are eligible for college-granted scholarships from almost 200 colleges and universities. More than $108 million in college scholarship opportunities were provided last year, some of which included full tuition, room and board to first-class institutions. Many participants leave the program with scholarships to help them with their college educations, but all of them walk away with friendships, life skills and increased self-confidence.
Distinguished Young Women strives to give every young woman the opportunity to further her education and prepare for a successful future.