Quality of Life Awards

Funded by THE MISS AMERICA ORGANIZATION

History of the Award

The Quality of Life Awards were initiated in 1988 as the result of a concept developed by the Miss America Organization for a television sponsor. They were the first community service-related awards presented to Miss America contestants. For the past few years, the Miss America Organization has been the sole sponsor of the few awards to national contestants.

Eligibility Requirements

The 52 finalists competing in New Jersey for the title of Miss America are eligible for the award. Applicants must excel in their commitment to enhancing the quality of life for others through volunteerism and community service. Specific attention will be given to the depth of service, creativity of the project, and significant effects upon the lives of others.

Judging Criteria

Applicants must demonstrate that they have fulfilled a legitimate need in their community through the creation, development and/or participation in a community service project. Specific criteria are listed on the application.

Submission Criteria

Completed application along with all materials including letters of recommendation.

Deadlines for Submission

The deadline for submission will be determined by the Miss America Organization. State directors will be notified of the deadline date in advance, and eligible women will be advised.

Notification of Winner

The winner and runners-up will be announced during Miss America Week. They will be asked to receive their awards during a press conference and photo opportunity.

Disbursement of Funds

Rules for disbursement will follow the Scholarship Rules & Regulations of the Miss America Organization.

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