Miss America 2020 Scholarship Award Winners Announced
Uncasville, CT (December 19, 2019) – The Miss America Organization and The Miss America Foundation have announced the 2020 Scholarship Award Winners for STEM, Women in Business, Social Impact Initiative, and Equity and Justice and the Dakota State University and Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences STEM Scholarship. For the first time in the history of these awards, finalists were interviewed on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 in the Cabaret Theatre at the Mohegan Sun. The winners were named later that evening in the same location.
The winners are:
WOMEN IN BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIPS:
Alex Franke (Kentucky), received first place, with a $5,000 scholarship
Nikki Holbrook (Hawaii), received second place, with a $4,000 scholarship
Morgan Nichols (South Carolina), received first place, with a $5,000 scholarship
Lyndsey Littlefield (Massachusetts), received second place, with a $4,000 scholarship
Lauren Molella (New York), received third place, with a $3,000 scholarship
EQUITY AND JUSTICE SCHOLARSHIP:
Alexandra Badgett (North Carolina) received a $3,000 scholarship
SOCIAL IMPACT INITIATIVE SCHOLARSHIPS:
Anika Wooton (Kansas), received first place, with a $6,000 scholarship
Morgan Nichols (South Carolina), received second place, with a $4,000 scholarship
Amber Hulse (South Dakota), received third place, with a $2,000 scholarship
NATIONAL MIRACLE MAKER AWARD
Morgan Nichols (South Carolina), received first place, with a $5,000 for raising $47,202
Alexandra Badgett (North Carolina), received second place, with $3,000 for raising $30,490
Katelynn Cox (District of Columbia), received third place, with $2,000 for raising $25,720
STATE ORGANIZATION MIRACLE MAKER AWARD
South Carolina, received first place, with a $5,000 scholarship for raising $129,482.79
Utah, received second place, with a $3,000 scholarship for raising $106,194.78
North Carolina, received third place, with a $2,000 scholarship for raising $83,816.77
The following scholarships were also awarded on Tuesday evening:
Arianna Beyer (Florida 2016 candidate), winner of the Jean Bartel Military Scholarship, $3,000
Mo Shea (Montana), winner of the Allman Medical Scholarship, $5,000
Allie Swanson (Nebraska), winner of the Athlete Scholar Scholarship, $2,000
Simone Esters (Missouri), winner of the Dakota State University and Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences STEM Scholarship, received an unrestricted cash award of $5,000, and the ability to enroll at Dakota State for either an undergraduate degree, or a post-graduate degree, for a total scholarship value that could exceed $85,000. The winner focused her writing on social engineering.
51 candidates are competing for the job of Miss America 2020 and over $300,000 of scholarships this week. The Miss America 2020 Competition broadcast will simultaneously stream live on the NBC app and on NBC.com on Thursday, December 19, at 8:00 PM ET. Viewers can watch, on multiple platforms, the new, exciting, interactive, and dramatic selection process of one young woman who will earn a job with a six-figure salary and the crown of Miss America.
The Miss America 2020 Competition broadcast will simultaneously stream live on the NBC app and on NBC.com on Thursday, December 19, at 8:00 PM ET. Viewers can watch, on multiple platforms, the new, exciting, interactive, and dramatic selection process of one young woman who will earn a job with a six-figure salary and the crown of Miss America.
Tickets are available at https://www.missamerica.
ABOUT THE MISS AMERICA ORGANIZATION
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.
ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN
Owned by Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, Mohegan Sun is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States. Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to two unique casinos, 1,600 deluxe hotel rooms, two world-class spas, a golf course, over 80 shops, restaurants and bars as well as three award-winning entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat Arena. Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @mohegansun, view us on YouTube and find us on Snapchat at username MoheganSun.
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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Brent is the Vice President of Marketing & Development for the Miss America Organization.