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MAOTeen Scholarship Application for scholarships awarded 2005 through 8/31/2020.

All scholarships awarded by MAOTeen from 9/1/2020 forward should be requested through the Miss America Foundation.


Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Has a New Home

The Miss America Organization is excited to announce that Universal Studios Orlando is the new home for the 2021 Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Competition! 

Stay in the center of this famous family-friendly resort and, in addition to attending the MAOTeen Competition, spend a few days enjoying everything Universal Studios Orlando has to offer with MAOTeen-exclusive discounts!

Check below for rooms, tickets, and all other MAOTeen Events:

  • See below to book your hotel rooms at the Loews Royal Pacific and Sapphire Falls Resorts
  • See below for MAOTeen-exclusive discounted theme park tickets
  • See below for MAOTeen week events
  • See below for the New Empower Academy (for ages 6-19)
  • Click here to donate to the Century Club
  • See below to place an ad in the 2021 MAOTeen Competition Program Book
  • Competition tickets and credentials will be announced soon!

Book Your Room for the Teen Competition

Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando

Get swept away to a tranquil South Seas retreat filled with exotic food and carefree fun. A sparkling lagoon-style pool surrounded by a white sand beach and swaying palms invite you to escape. Curl up in the comforts of a private oasis in your room or suite. Leave the rest of the world behind and unwind with all the exclusive theme park benefits of being a Universal Orlando hotel guest.

The special MAOTeen room rate is over 50%off the standard room rate at this beautiful resort. Please note at least one person 21 years of age or older must stay in each room.  

***Due to increased demand, our room block at Loews Royal Pacific has sold out, but we have secured a limited overflow room block d at Loews Sapphire Falls. The two resorts are connected, so you will still be in the center of all the action! 

Click here for the OVERFLOW MAOTeen Room Block at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort™ 

See links below for exclusive Theme Park benefits for MAOTeen guests.

MAOTeen Universal Orlando Resort Park Tickets

MAOTeen Friends & Family may choose from several park options: 2-day through 5-day park tickets for either two (2) or three (3) park  packages ranging from 30% off to as much as 55% off gate & online prices!

Order 2-Park Tickets (Universal Studios Florida & Universal’s Islands of Adventure)

Note: 2-Day 2-Park Base Tickets – visit one (1) park on two (2) separate days 

Order 3-Park Tickets (includes above plus Universal’s Volcano Bay)

Discounted Park Ticket Price Comparison Grid

Distribution: Tickets ordered via the MAOTeen on-line ticket order by Saturday July 18, 2021 will be available to pick-up in the MAO Merchandise Room at Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando beginning Monday, July 26, 2021 at 9:00am.

  1. Proper Identification is required to pick up pre-ordered MAOTeen Universal Orlando Park Tickets and ID must be in the same name as the person who ordered the tickets.

All MAOTeen Universal Park Tickets being used prior to Monday, July 26, 2021 must:

  1. Order via the MAOTeen Ticket website by Wednesday, June 30, 2021, AND 
  2. Send a separate email to info@missamerica.org by 5pm Eastern Wed, June 30, 2021:
  1. Include “MAOTeen Universal Orlando Park Tickets Before 7/26” in the subject line.
  2. Include your name (same as the order name), mailing address, and phone number to ensure you receive your tickets prior to the scheduled ticket distribution in the MAO Merchandise Room at Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando beginning Monday, July 26th.

2021 Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Events

The 2021 Candidates arrive on Sunday, July 25th which will be followed by a week of events beginning Monday, July 26th and leading into the final night competition on Friday, July 30th with a very special after-party!  

Monday, July 26th Welcome Lunch with Payton May 2020 Miss America’s Outstanding Teen and the Class of 2021 MAOTeen Candidates – Ticketed Event 

Monday, July 26th Candidate Afternoon with Payton May 2020 MAOTeen at Universal Studios Orlando.  Ticketed Event: Universal Orlando Park Ticket required for entry.

Friday, July 30th Breakfast for the live “Teens in Action” Interviews with Payton May 2020 MAOTeen, and other special guests – Ticketed Event 

Friday, July 30th 2021 MAOTeen After Party Congratulate and meet Miss America’s Outstanding Teen, the state titleholders, and special award winners in a very special private event at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Diagon Alley in Universal Studios Florida.  MAOTeen Private Ticketed Event. 

Empower Academy

New for 2021, Empower Academy features four (4) days of age appropriate events & personal training which includes MAOTeen On-Stage Introductions, name listed in the 2021 MAOTeen Competition Magazine (thru 6/28), complimentary ticket to the MAOTeen Competitions, complimentary ticket to the “Teens in Action” Breakfast Friday, July 30th, and Universal Studios Orlando behind-the-scenes tour and training!

Sign-up by July 4th to receive $225 off the list price!

Empower Academy is available for two (2) age groups: 

Pre-Teen Ambassador (ages 6-12)

Teen Advocate (ages 13-19)

Century Club Donation Spots Still Available

Limited to the first 100 people who donate $100 to raise $10,000 in scholarships for the MAOTeen Competition!  In recognition for your generosity, your name will be listed among the 100 exclusive donors in the 2021 MAOTeen Competition Magazine. Donate Today!

2021 MAOTeen Competition Magazine Ads

Full and Half Page Ads are now available for the commemorative 2021 MAOTeen Competition Magazine, click here for detailsAdvertising will be accepted at Miss America Organization’s discretion.  

The 2021 MAOTeen State Titleholder who submits the most full page ads (minimum three (3) full page ads) receives a $1,000 scholarship award.

2021 MAOTeen Sponsor Opportunities

Sponsorship Opportunities are available for you to have your name/company name listed as a supporter of America’s brightest and most talented young women representing all fifty (50) states and the District of Columbia as well as the MAOTeen friends and family community from all across America.  Please contact kim.parrish@missamerica.org for details.  

College/University cash and in-kind tuition scholarships are also available.  

MAOTeen Sorority Club for State Titleholders

Details will be available soon for ALL MAOTeen State Titleholders who competed for the national MAOTeen title in Orlando, FL. 

2021 MAOTeen Competition Tickets

Tickets for the 2021 MAOTeen Competition at Universal Studios Orlando will be announced soon. Tickets will also be posted on the MAOTeen page at www.missamerica.org.

Wednesday, July 28 – Preliminary Night 1 

Thursday, July 29 – Preliminary Night 2

Friday, July 30 – Final Night 

MAOTeen Credentials

Badge Credentials are required to access MAOTeen Talent Rehearsals and MAOTeen Candidate Visitation.  Order details will be made available soon.

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