Alabama is home to a remarkable and respected organization with a rich history that spans almost 100 years. This not-for-profit organization awards college scholarships to outstanding young women of our state, and its mission is more critical than ever in this time of inadequate funding for education in Alabama. The Miss Alabama competition stands as a shining example of what can be accomplished when college women are challenged and encouraged to achieve ambitious goals.
The program at the state level benefits all its participants with monetary college assistance and creates a foundation of self-confidence that lasts a lifetime. Candidates for the title develop interview skills, build self-esteem, and learn commitment from a process of self-evaluation that prepares them for future challenges and pursuits.
The community service aspect of the Miss Alabama program propels candidates for the title into arenas of prominence where policy is made, laws are enacted or changed, crucial funding is realized, and lives are positively affected. Candidates work for causes represented by their personally chosen social impact initiative, which may include cancer research and education, organ donation, child enrichment and mentoring programs, senior citizen advocacy, arts and cultural organizations, and many others.
The Miss America Organization and all its participants in state and local scholarship competitions support the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH) and its outstanding programs. Together, the Miss America Organization and CMNH have a tremendous impact on the lives of young children and families everywhere.