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

College scholarships are awarded at the state level ($1,000.00 last year) and millions in college-granted scholarships are available ($1 billion nationally). And one representative will advance to the national program in Mobile, Alabama where they give away over $130,000 in cash tuition scholarships.

And it’s FREE to participate!


  • Make new friends from around the state
  • 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 or senior 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

We are currently accepting applications for the class of 2021 THROUGH JANUARY 31, 2021.

The 2021 Maine State Finals will be held digitally, with evaluations taking place on Feb 21, 2021 and the Showcase will be shared on Feb 28, 2021.

Application deadline - JANUARY 31, 2021
Paperwork deadline - FEBRUARY 12, 2021
Online & Photo deadlines - FEBRUARY 15, 2021
Video deadlines - FEBRUARY 19, 2021

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