The Miss Downriver Scholarship Program is proud to be a local preliminary for the Miss Michigan & Miss America Organizations. The Miss America Organization is one of the nation's leading achievement programs and the world's largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women.
Rich in history and social significance, the Miss America Organization is a not-for-profit organization that has maintained a tradition for many decades of empowering American women to achieve their personal and professional goals, while providing a forum in which to express their opinions, talent, and intelligence.
Last year, the Miss America Organization and its state and local organizations made available more than $45 million in cash and scholarship assistance. This assistance is not just for the handful of young women who become Miss America, but is available to the over 12,000 young women who compete in state and local competitions as well.
The young ladies chosen as Miss Downriver 2013 & Downriver's 2013 Outstanding Teen will both receive an "all expenses paid trip" to compete at the Miss Michigan Pageant, scheduled for June 2014, in Muskegon. The Miss Michigan winner will compete at the Miss America 2015 pagent in Las Vegas, NV. Michigan's Outstanding Teen will compete at the Miss America Teen Pageant, scheduled for 2015 in Orlando, FL. There will also be an option for two Little Miss Downriver contestants, ages 6 - 12, to attend the Miss Michigan Pageant.