You have ideas and plans and goals—so much to offer the world—but how? Each year young women just like you choose to compete in the Miss America system. That’s right! Many of them are just like you—yet they know that the Miss America Organization is the single largest provider of scholarships for young women in the world.
Whether you want to become a doctor or a dancer, an accountant or an architect, the Miss America Organization has an opportunity that will help bring you closer to achieving your goals. To become Miss America, a contestant must first win a local competition and then compete to represent her state, a process requiring personal commitment, hard work and talent.
More than twelve thousand young women participate each year in the local and state events, culminating in the selection of 53 national finalists who vie for the Miss America title. Tens of thousands of volunteers organize the local and state preliminary competitions, promoting community involvement throughout the United States and furthering scholarship and achievement among young women in their communities.