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National Young Woman of Distinction Award
National Young Woman of Distinction (NYOWD) is the designation, and special honor, conferred 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.
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 or USAGSO for nominee consideration.
The deadline to be considered for Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson is January 30th, 2013. Each council reviews the applications they receive, and selects up to three nominees. A panel of corporate and community leaders will assist GSUSA in choosing the ten NYWOD from the pool of nominees to be announced next summer.