The Kahlert Foundation recently partnered with the Distinguished Young Women Scholarship Program of Maryland, a fund of the Community Foundation of Carroll County, to offer scholarships to bright young women in Carroll County. Over $7,100 in cash scholarships was awarded to several of Carroll County's top students at Francis Scott Key High School Feb. 28. Locally selected representatives will proceed to the Distinguished Young Women of Maryland Program at Carroll Community College July 11, where they will compete for over $20,000 more in cash scholarships. Julia Nagle, a junior at Gerstell Academy, won $2,950 in cash scholarships and was named the new Distinguished Young Woman of Carroll County. Olivia Mihulka, a junior at Francis Scott Key High School, won $2,350 in cash scholarships and was named the new Distinguished Young Woman of Greater Westminster. Both will advance to the state finals in July to compete for more scholarships and the opportunity to be selected to represent Maryland at the national finals in Mobile, Ala. in June 2016. Emily Johnston, a junior at Westminster High School, was first runner-up, won $1,350 in cash scholarships and was recognized with top honors in the talent category.