Distinguished Young Women of Kentucky is part of a national scholarship program that promotes and rewards scholarship, leadership and talent in young women in high school. It’s not a pageant but rather a scholarship program in which the ladies compete in several different categories.
College scholarships are awarded at the state level (just over $30,000 will be awarded year) and millions in college-granted scholarships are available. And one representative from Kentucky will advance to the national program in Mobile, Alabama this summer where they give away $150,000 in cash tuition scholarships. 31 high school seniors from around the state will be in Lexington the week of January 7th to rehearse in preparation for competition on January 12 & 13 at the Singletary Center for the Arts on UK’s campus.