Distinguished Young Women

 have been #SoMobile for 62 years!


Founded in 1958, Distinguished Young Women is a free program that encourages participants to reach their full individual potential. The program’s mission is to empower young women by providing more than $1 billion in scholarship opportunities, developing their self-confidence in a positive peer environment and participating in Life Skills Workshops that prepare them for success after high school.

Each year representatives from all 50 states descend on Mobile, the birthplace of the program, for National Finals and when they do, they get a full dose of Southern hospitality!

The 2019 National Finals will be held June 27-29th at the Mobile Civic Center Theater. 

Get your tickets now by calling 251-438-3621.


Get in on the fun - and get a sneak peek of the 62nd  Annual National Finals - with Distinguished Young Women’s Community Night at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, at the Mobile Civic Center Theater. Featured selections from the National Finals Program, as well as performances from the Has-Beens and winners of the Gulf Coast Spotlight Talent Showcase, the night will be power-packed with entertainment. Tickets are $5 at the door. Come meet the participants and collect autographs from the Class of 2019! The free autograph session will be held from 5-5:30 p.m.



Join us as we celebrate 62 years of inspiring young women! The 62nd Annual National Finals includes preliminaries on June 27 and 28 and the Finals Event on June 29. The Class of 2019 will perform fitness, talent, self-expression and awesome talent as they compete for thousands of scholarships dollars and the chance to be the Distinguished Young Woman of America for 2019. All shows begin at 7p.m. at the Mobile Civic Center Theater.


M EmblemVisit Mobile has invited our partners to help welcome our DYW participants, their families and friends with special discounts and/or gifts around the city. Please support our participating partners (below) and take advantage of the exclusive offers your DYW credentials have earned you! 

*Please contact the participating businesses directly to inquire on their offerings