San Diego County

Distinguished Young Women of San Diego 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 billion nationally). And local winners will advance to the state program in Bakersfield, California where they give away more than $26,000 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!


Larry Frum

President, Board of Directors and Program Chair

Larry Frum


Program Dates

REGISTRATION FOR THE CLASS OF 2022 HAS CLOSED as Class of 2022 scholarships were awarded on May 16, 2021
Register now for the Class of 2023

The 5 participants selected as a Distinguished Young Woman of San Diego County will receive a $1,000 scholarship and must be able to attend the California State Finals in Bakersfield, exact date to be advised but it is usually the third week of July.

Failure to attend will result in the loss of the DYW scholarship but the DYW title and medallion will be retained as well as any of the additional category award scholarships of $250 awarded.

Once accepted into the website after your registration, keep your email current on the website so we may contact you with program updates and information in the Fall of your Junior year of high school.

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