About Us

Each year, thousands of young women participate at the local, state and national levels, culminating in the selection of 51 Miss and Teen national finalists who compete for the titles of Miss America and Miss America’s Teen. One of them could be you!

The Miss Program

Miss America is a not for profit organization dedicated to empowering young women to achieve their personal, professional and educational goals and is the world’s largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women.

By participating in the Miss America system, young women receive scholarship to help pay for higher education. They also receive opportunities to gain additional life experience, while working on important issues within their community, developing interpersonal communication skills and expressing themselves artistically through the talent phase of competition.

The road leading to the Miss America competition begins at the local level, in a community just like ours, with young women such as you. The organization stands for empowering young women across the country to be the best they can be through leadership, talent, communication skills and smarts.

The Teen Program

Miss America’s Teen is focused on helping our nation’s youth build character and gain the skills necessary for success in the real world. The Organization continues to implement programs aimed at helping young people develop strong values, leadership skills, social conscience, self-worth and conviction about their own potential.

Miss America’s Teen awards scholarships to individuals on the basis of academic merit and civic and social achievement.