The Miss Washington Scholarship Organization has a singular purpose; providing opportunities, support, guidance and advancement for women in Washington to reach their full potential. Women who participate in the program acquire lifelong skills and confidence while earning scholarships, cultivating their own personal style, and engaging within their community. We invite and encourage women to participate, including women of all diverse experiences, perspectives and voices. Our Organization’s endeavor to embrace broad and diverse perspectives includes volunteers with the state and local programs and all individuals involved with the competition process.
The Miss Washington Scholarship Organization (MWSO) is a leading scholarship and opportunity provider for young women aged 13-26 across the state. The Miss Washington’s Teen (MWATeen) and Miss Washington Competition brings together hundreds of people from across the state to celebrate their local titleholders as they compete for scholarships, cash awards, sponsorships, and the chance to compete for the job of Miss America’s Teen or Miss America. Our mentorship program for young girls age 5-13 are a local chapter of Miss America’s Little Sisters, where personal development and empowerment starts through interaction with teen and miss mentors and an introduction to community service and stage performance.
In addition to the state competitions, the state organization hosts an “open” preliminary competition for the Miss division with 18 candidates in early April as well as three (3) separate workshop weekends throughout the year, all resulting in overnight stays, dining, shopping and tourist opportunities for the candidates, youth participants, volunteers, and attendees.
Our all-volunteer non-profit organization consists of the state organization and 13 licensed local organizations throughout the state that are comprised of directors, board members and community volunteers that spend countless hours mentoring young women. Over the past 10 years alone, MWSO Miracle, Inc., along with local scholarship funds have awarded over $1 million in educational assistance to further women’s education.