Miss America

Miss America Foundation

About the Miss America Foundation

Miss America Organization

The Miss America Organization (MAO) is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization that controls and oversees the local, state and national competition framework, and hosts the annual Miss America Competition and telecast. Miss America contestants working towards college or postgraduate degrees can earn scholarship awards to help further their education. MAO is comprised of 51 licensed organizations- including all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Miss America Foundation

The Miss America Foundation (MAF) is a separate 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that serves as the scholarship arm that processes scholarships for recipients across the country. MAF proudly offers academic and community-based scholarships for undergraduate and graduate studies, as well as endowed scholarships for those young women attending medical school, working in special areas for military service awareness and in the performing arts.