Distinguished Young Women is proud to be the oldest and largest scholarship program for high school girls in the nation. Since 1958, the program has awarded more than $102 million in cash scholarships to participants across the nation. In addition, almost 100 colleges and universities offer college-granted scholarships to program participants. In 2015, Distinguished Young Women provided more than $827 million in cash and college scholarship opportunities to program participants at the local, state and national level. Distinguished Young Women strives to give every young woman the opportunity to further her education and prepare for a successful future.