Miss America 2020 Scholarship Award Finalists

Miss America 2020 Scholarship Award Finalists

Uncasville, CT (December 13, 2019) –  The Miss America Organization and The Miss America Foundation have announced the 2020 Scholarship Award Finalists for STEM, Women in Business, Social Impact Initiative, and Equity and Justice.  For the first time in the history of these awards, finalists will be interviewed on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 in the Cabaret Theatre at the Mohegan Sun. This event is open to the public. The winners will be named Tuesday evening at 8:00 PM in the same location.

The finalists are:

WOMEN IN BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIPS: $5000 (1st), $4000 (2nd)

Jacqueline Thomas (Arizona)
Katelynne Cox (District of Columbia)
Nikki Holbrook (Hawaii)
Grace Zimmerman (Idaho)
Alex Franke (Kentucky)

STEM SCHOLARSHIPS: $5000 (1st), $4000 (2nd), $3000 (3rd)

Mo Shea (Montana)
Morgan Nichols (South Carolina)
Darynne Dahlem (Arkansas)
Lyndsey Littlefield (Massachusetts)
Lauren Molella (New York)


Mallory Rivard (Michigan)
Ariel Beverly (Illinois)
Caitlyn Stupi (Maryland)
Brianna Mason (Tennessee)
Alexandra Badgett (North Carolina)

SOCIAL IMPACT INITIATIVE SCHOLARSHIPS: $6,000 (1st) $4,000 (2nd), $2,000 (3rd)

Nasya Mancini (Nevada)
Amber Hulse (South Dakota)
Morgan Nichols (South Carolina)
Anika Wooton (Kansas)
Dexonna Talbot (Utah)

The following scholarships will also be awarded on Tuesday evening: Jean Bartel Military Scholarship ($3,000); Allman Medical Scholarship ($5,000); Athlete Scholar Scholarship ($2,000); Beacom College STEM Scholarship at Dakota State University ($5,000)

51 candidates are competing for the job of Miss America 2020 and over $300,000 of scholarships this week. Preliminary competitions will be held on Sunday, December 15th and Monday, December 16th at 7:00 PM at the Mohegan Sun Earth Expo Arena.  The final competition will be held on Thursday, December 19th at the Mohegan Sun Arena and broadcast live on NBC and NBC.com at 8:00 PM ET. Tickets are available at https://www.missamerica.org/tickets/ and the full schedule of events can be found at https://www.missamerica.org/miss-america-2020-competition-events/



The Miss America Organization, a 501(c) (4), is one of the most recognizable household names in America working to empower young women through education and service. The Miss America Organization is comprised of 51 licensed state organizations, including all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Miss America candidates contribute tens of thousands of community service hours annually and have raised more than $19 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Miss America scholarships since 2007. The Miss America Foundation, a 501(c) (3), provides academic, community service, and other scholarships to young women.


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To schedule an interview with Miss America 2019 Nia Franklin, CEO Regina Hopper,
or members of the Miss America 2020 production team,
please contact Rebekah Shufelt 518-469-9326 or Rebekah@missamerica.org.

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