TO THE HOME OF THE MISS YAKIMA COUNTY SCHOLARSHIP ORGANIZATION
Yakima's Official Preliminary Competition to the Miss Washington and Miss America Competitions
About Miss America - Scholarships
The Miss America Organization is the largest provider of scholarships to young women in the world. Each year the Miss titleholders are awarded $1,000 in scholarships. Additionally, our Teen titleholders are awarded $300 in scholarships. Moreover, each winner has the opportunity to compete at Miss Washington or Miss Washington's Outstanding Teen where they could earn up to $11,000 for winning and a minimum of $500 for participating.
However, you don't have to be a winner to win scholarships. The Miss Yakima County Scholarship Organization provides each runner up with a minimum scholarship of $100. Scholarships are also available for each area of completion (e.g. talent, evening gown, and interview), for academics, and for community service.
About Miss America - Service
The Miss America Organization is first and foremost a service organization. Every year titleholders across the nation jointly contribute tens of thousands of hours to community service.
Furthermore, every Miss America titleholder gets to select a social impact initiative to champion in her community. Previous initiatives have included; increasing access to higher education, supporting the Humane Society, and Improving Teen Body Image.
Our current titleholders are advocating for issues like college readiness, literacy, civic engagement, helping low-income families, and volunteerism.
About Miss America - Success
The Miss America Organization's mission is to "prepare great women for the world and to prepare the world for great women." The organization's dedication to this commitment can be observed through the success of its alumni.
Former Miss America's have gone on to hold public office (Bess Meyerson '45, Jane Anne Jayroe '67, Heather French Henry '01), perform on Broadway (Vannessa Williams ' 84, and Kate Shindle '98), become doctors (e.g., Deidre Downs '04), lawyers (e.g., Rebecca Ann King '74), and even scientists (e.g., Camille Shrier '20).
The Miss Yakima County Scholarship Organization is also filled with successful alumni who have gone on to become authors, attorneys, teachers, medical professionals, and scientists.