South Dakota

Distinguished Young Women of South Dakota 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 ($500 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 senior in high school to participate. Sign up today so you don’t miss out on this life-changing experience!


If you have questions, please contact:
Lisa Lawley Burnette

Program Dates

Applications for the Class of 2020! State program are now closed.

The 2020 State Finals will be held at the University of Sioux Falls on Saturday, September 28, 2019 in the Jeschke Fine Arts Building. Tickets will be available at the door for $5 (CASH ONLY).

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