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Eugenia Vellner Fischer Award for the
Performing Arts

The Award

The Eugenia Vellner Fischer Award for the Performing Arts was implemented in 1999 for women pursuing a degree (undergraduate, master or higher) in the performing arts. This includes dancers, instrumental, monologue and vocal.

A new application must be submitted each year and previous recipients may apply.

Guideline for Grant

Eugenia Vellner Fischer Scholarship Award for the Performing Arts will be granted annually, if there are qualified applicants, to those women in the Miss America system who meet the requirements for a grant of scholarship. The scholarship is available to women who have competed on the local, State or National level from 1998 to present regardless of whether a title was won. The Scholarship Committee will review applications for scholarship and will award one or more scholarships per year depending upon the qualifications of the applicants.

Applicants will be considered for the award based upon a combination of factors including, but not limited to, grade point average (high school & college/university), Class rank, extra curricular activities, financial aid requirements, household income and level of participation within the system..


Applications MUST be typed or computer generated to be eligible for consideration.

Applications must be received by June 30th in order to be given favorable consideration. Please make sure you have all your information before you apply. We will not accept an incomplete application under any circumstances. Applications received after the June 30th deadline will be rejected, and a new application must be submitted after January 1st of the following year.

Applicants will be notified by the end of August whether they have been selected as a scholarship recipient. Scholarship winners will receive a letter in regards to potential tax implications of this award. Scholarship winners are encouraged to discuss inclusion of the scholarship in their income with their tax preparer.

Disbursement of funds will follow the Scholarship Rules & Regulations of the Miss America Organization.

Please call Doreen Gordon at (609)-653-8700 extension 127 if you have any questions.

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