The Miss Maine Scholarship Pageant is the Official State Preliminary to Miss America, one of the nation's leading achievement programs and the largest source of scholarships for women in the World. Developed by the Miss America Organization, the Miss America Program provides professional and personal opportunities to young women and helps promote a voice in politics, culture and the community. This is a not-for-profit organization that maintains a tradition of empowering American women to achieve professional and personal goals. In 2003, the Miss America Organization, along with it's State and Local Organizations, made available more than $45 million in cash and scholarship assistance.
Miss Maine receives thousands of dollars in college scholarships, as well as an all expense paid trip to compete for the title of Miss America. Each contestant, regardless of placement, earns valuable college assistance.
Competition is open to single and never married women who are a high school graduate, age 17 - 24 years old, a United States citizen and a resident, full time student or full time employee of the State of Maine. Meet the character criteria set forth by the Miss America Organization.
As a not-for-profit organization, whose primary responsibilities are to raise and award scholarships, the Miss Maine Scholarship Pageant also provides the young women of Maine opportunities for growth and achievment .