- By encouraging continued education and providing college scholarships
- By developing self-confidence and the abilities to interview effectively, to speak in public, to perform on stage and to build interpersonal relationships
- By encouraging and showcasing excellence in academic achievement, physical fitness, on-stage performance skills, and the ability to think and communicate clearly
- By creating opportunities to beneficially inspire the lives of others
Distinguished Young Women is 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.