DYW of Frederick County Extends Deadline for Juniors

The scholarship program deadline was originally the beginning of January.

FREDERICK, MD.  (LG)  The deadline to apply for the Distinguished Young Women of Frederick County Scholarship program has been extended to January 18, 2019.

Young women who are now juniors in Frederick County Public Schools, and will be graduating in 2020 can sign up for a chance to win college scholarships through a program that offers life skills training.  “The Distinguished Young Women program , which was formerly known as America’s Junior Miss, was founded in 1958 as a way to reward the accomplishments of high school  girls seeking to pursue higher education.

“We award scholarships based on their interview skills, their talent skills, their self expressions, and we promote this incredible scholarship for girls because it’s free to participate,” said Sonya Ameraboeby, Life Skills Coordinator.

Each year the program makes over $1 billion in scholarships available and it costs nothing to enter.  “Just if you have a passion for helping your community, if you want scholarships for college, then this is the program for you. All you have to do is go to our website at www.distinguishedYW.org and you can find all the information on how to register,” she continued.

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.

A meet and greet will be held on January 20, 2019, from 2-5 p.m. at One Life Fitness, in Frederick.  The program will be held on March 16, 2019, at Tuscarora High School, at 4 p.m.

-Loretta Gaines

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