Last week, Miss America 2015 Kira Kazantsev was proudly presented with an Atlantic City Police Department patch by members of the Command Staff. They were thrilled and honored to have Kira stop by and say “Thank You” for all of their efforts.

Last week, Miss America 2015 Kira Kazantsev was proudly presented with an Atlantic City Police Department patch by members of the Command Staff. They were thrilled and honored to have Kira stop by and say “Thank You” for all of their efforts.

Today in Atlantic City, following a hospital visit with our sponsor, AtlantiCare, Miss America 2015 Kira Kazantsev stopped by the Atlantic City Police Department to express our thanks and deep appreciation to the staff of men and women who supported the incredible efforts for the success of the 2015 Miss America Competition!

Today in Atlantic City, following a hospital visit with our sponsor, AtlantiCare, Miss America 2015 Kira Kazantsev stopped by the Atlantic City Police Department to express our thanks and deep appreciation to the staff of men and women who supported the incredible efforts for the success of the 2015 Miss America Competition!

John Oliver reaffirmed that the Miss America Organization (MAO) is the largest scholarship organization for women when he stated the number of scholarship dollars claimed “…is more than any other women-only scholarship we could find.”

We highlight the impressive, generous $45 million in scholarships made available in an effort to honor every one of our academic partners nationwide who make available cash and in-kind financial opportunities to the MAO and young women who participate in the program. Each year, more than 8,000 young women compete for scholarships through the volunteer, grassroots driven Miss America pageant system in more than 950 local, state, and national competitions. These scholarships are awarded not just to winners of each pageant but to runners-up and participants.

As with any scholarship, the full amount awarded may not always be used as recipients’ plans change or evolve. The Miss America Organization works every day to administer these scholarships to young women across the country and encourages our participants to utilize these scholarships provided by colleges and universities nationally who partner to fund education.

The Miss America Organization is dedicated to improving the opportunities available to our program participants and remaining at the forefront of providing opportunities to women.