Thousands in Scholarships Available for Wayne-Westland Girls

Thanks to the Distinguished Young Women Program of Wayne-Westland (DYW), thousands of scholarship dollars are available for girls in the 11th grade. The DYW organization is part of a national scholarship program that inspires high school girls to develop their full, individual potential through a fun, transformative experience that culminates in a celebratory showcase of their accomplishments. Distinguished Young Women strives to give every young woman the opportunity to further her education and prepare for a successful future.


Orientation for this years program is January 26th 4pm at Pointe Counterpointe Dance Center – 32807 Manor Park, Garden City. DYW representatives will discuss the program, followed by a short practice. This orientation is open to high school juniors in Wayne-Westland AND all of Wayne County!

The program evaluates participants in the following categories: Scholastics (25%), Interview (25%), Talent (20%), Fitness (15%), and Self-Expression (15%). Local program winners advance to the state level competition. All state winners participate in the National Finals which is held in Mobile, Alabama after gradation.

In addition, through the Life Skills program, which includes workshops and online resources, participants can learn skills like interviewing, public speaking, self-confidence building and much more. These skills not only prepare everyone for our program but also for the world after high school and college.

Last year, participants received more than $2.1 million in cash scholarships through DYW programs across the nation. This money can be used for tuition, room and board, books, or other educational expenses (like lab fees or a computer). Interested in competing for college scholarships? APPLY today! Remember, it costs nothing to enter!

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