Senior Maria Fields selected as the Distinguished Young Woman of Michigan 2020 09/13/2019
University Liggett School senior Maria Fields, the Distinguished Young Woman of Grosse Pointe, was selected as the Distinguished Young Woman of Michigan 2020.
Fields will represent Michigan at the Distinguished Young Women National Scholarship Program in Mobile, Ala. in June 2020. She will receive a two- week trip to Mobile provided by the Distinguished Young Women National Scholarship organization, where she can earn additional college scholarships. Fields also is eligible for many college-granted scholarships at colleges around the country through the national scholarship program.
As the Distinguished Young Woman of Michigan 2020, Fields received $1,400 in college scholarships. Fields was also named the Overall Scholastics, Interview and Self-Expression Scholarship Winner.
“This is a wonderful scholarship program which includes life skills workshops in areas of finance, career mentoring and community service. We are excited to have Maria represent this incredible scholarship program at statewide functions throughout the year and at the nationals in Mobile, Ala.” said State Co-Directors Jan Witte and Pat Hermatz.
The 62nd Annual Distinguished Young Women of Michigan State Scholarship Program was recently held in Canton, Mich.
Participants were evaluated in areas of scholastics, physical fitness, performing arts talent, private interview and onstage questions.
Six contestants from around the state of Michigan participated and were awarded a total of $3,000.00 in college scholarships.
In addition to cash scholarships, all participants are eligible for numerous college-granted scholarships around the country.
The Distinguished Young Women Scholarship Program awards college scholarships to young women who have distinguished themselves at school and in their communities. Participants are high school juniors from around the state of Michigan who are evaluated in the areas of scholastics, physical fitness, performing arts talent, private interview and onstage question.
It is part of the Distinguished Young Women National Scholarship Program, which is the largest and oldest scholarship program for high school seniors in the country.
Photo: From left to right: Kate Tang (Washtenaw) Susan Lenard (Wayne-Westland) Rachel Gross (Irish Hills), Maria Fields (Grosse Pointe) Distinguished Young Woman of Michigan 2020, Rylee Clairday (Lenawee County) 1st Runner Up, Jenna Engberts (Westland), Brianna Patel (Oakland) Distinguished Young Woman of Michigan 2019.