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 the National Field Director:
Lisa Lawley Burnette

Program Dates

**Now accepting applications for the Class of 2023**

Local programs will be held this spring for juniors at Vermillion HS and Beresford HS interested in participating in the State Finals in the Fall of 2022. An At-Large program will also be held for all other SD residents. Local participants will qualify for state participation.

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