Nelson County

Distinguished Young Women of Nelson County is part of a national scholarship program that promotes and rewards scholarship, leadership and talent in young women.

Cash scholarships are awarded at the local level and millions in college-granted scholarships are available ($1 billion nationally). And local winners will advance to the state program in Lexington, KY  where they give away more than $26,750 in cash tuition scholarships.

And it’s FREE to participate!


  • Make new friends from around your area
  • 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 junior in high school to participate. Sign up today so you don’t miss out on this life-changing experience!


Program Dates

There will not be a Nelson County Local Program for 2022, however all girls interested in participating can apply. Their information will be sent on to the At Large Program for the girls to participate in. The deadline for applying is August 15th. The At Large program will be on September 25th. Direct any questions to

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