Frederick County

Distinguished Young Women of Frederick County is part of a national scholarship program that promotes and rewards scholarship, leadership and talent in young women.

Cash scholarships are awarded at the local level and millions in college-granted scholarships are available ($1.5 billion nationally). And local winners will advance to the state program in  where they give away more than  in cash tuition scholarships.

And it’s FREE to participate!


  • Make new friends from around your area
  • 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 junior in high school to participate. Sign up today so you don’t miss out on this life-changing experience!


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Program Dates

Welcome to Distinguished Young Women of Frederick County Program.

Our 2019 Program was an overwhelming success!

Our Overall Winners are Sanjana Jha of TJ High and Shelby Platner of Oakdale High. Both won over $5,000 in cash scholarships and are eligible for FREE educations at various colleges across the nation.

This is open to all JUNORS in Frederick County. The deadline to apply is always January 1st of your graduating year.

Click on "Apply Now" at and you will be contacted personally with updates. This will not obligate you to participate.

The PROGRAM will be held in March at Tuscarora High School: Date TBD.

We always have an orientation to let you know all about the program BEFORE you commit.

We will hold a Life Skills Workshop and Mock Interviews at the Temple Schoo: a Paul Mitchell School in Frederick. Date TBD. This is great practice for you to put on your interview suit and try out your interviewing skills with mock judges. They will give you really helpful feedback so that you can do your very best the day of your actual interview.

The Temple School team will give you tips on age appropriate hair and make-up and skin care. They will even help you decide on styles for the program.
We will go over a little bit of social etiquette and tips for carrying yourself like a young women. Not boring old lady stuff I promise:-)

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