National Young Woman of Distinction (NYOWD) is the designation, and special honor, given by Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) on ten Girl Scout Gold Award recipients whose final projects demonstrated extraordinary leadership, had a measurable and sustainable impact, and addressed a local challenge that related to a national and/or global issue.
These young ladies truly exemplify the Girl Scout motto of building girls of courage, confidence and character who make this world a better place. The 2014 National Young Women of Distinction program is made possible through support from the Kappa Delta sorority.
Antonia was selected as one of 10 young women in 2011 – and she’s a GSSGC girl!
In case YOU completed your Gold Award, you can apply to nominate yourself, too! Any Girl Scout who completed her Girl Scout Gold Award from May 1, 2012 to March 1, 2014 is eligible to apply to her Girl Scout council for nominee consideration.
Each council reviews the applications they receive, and selects up to three nominees. Councils are responsible for submitting their nominations to GSUSA by March 31, 2014. A panel of corporate and community leaders will assist GSUSA in choosing the ten young women from the pool of nominees to be announced next summer.
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2014 National Young Women of Distinction — Application Form
2014 National Young Women of Distinction — Nomination Form