Mission

Preparing great women for the world.
Preparing the world for great women.

Providing Scholarships to Young Women Across the State of SC since 1936

An official preliminary to the Miss America Competition, the Miss South Carolina Scholarship Organization, Inc. is the largest provider of scholarships to young women in the state. Often perceived as a one-night competition by the general public, the organization lends itself to much more.

The Miss South Carolina Scholarship Organization is set out to advance the creation, promotion and support of community service and educational opportunities for young women in the State of South Carolina while providing a forum in which to express their opinions, talent and intelligence. Participation in this program provides young women with the opportunity to promote individual social impact initiatives, gain experience through participation in interviews, talent performances, public speaking, and social/digital media interactions while serving as role models in their communities – all with the support of dedicated volunteers assisting them in their pursuit of academic excellence, service and lifelong success.

Candidates within the organization compete for over $2,000,000 in scholarships each year made possible by local competitions and the Miss South Carolina Scholarship Foundation. They also complete over thousands of hours of community service.

The Miss South Carolina Scholarship Organization operates within the guidelines of the Miss America Organization while stressing individuality, personal development, communication skills and physical and mental health.