Distinguished Young Women of Tennessee 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 (9,000 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 in high school to participate. Sign up today so you don’t miss out on this life-changing experience!


State Chairman
Karen Lawson

If you're looking for a program and don't see your community represented, please contact us. For those in West Tennessee, please email westtn@distinguishedyw.org. For those in East Tennessee, please email easttn@distinguishedyw.org. For those in Middle Tennessee, please email middletn@distinguishedyw.org.

Program Dates

July 21 and 21, 2023
Dixon Center of Lee University in Cleveland, TN

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