Miss America Scholarship Fundraising The Miss America Organization’s mission is to prepare great women for the world and prepare the world for great women. The public perception of Miss America is often that it's a one-night telecast, but in reality it's so much more. This unique program is a 365-day-a-year opportunity for women to earn scholarships, grow their networks, learn valuable life and career skills, and make a difference through their social impact initiatives. The Miss America Organization is committed to building the community advocates and leaders of tomorrow. For nearly 100 years, women and volunteers from across the country have given their time, energy, and talents to bettering themselves and the communities around them. Building on their service and higher education, Miss America women advance into careers ranging from elected officials and high profile lawyers to nationally recognized journalists and budding entrepreneurs. As this time-honored organization approaches its 100th anniversary, we are committed to continue helping women gain the skills and scholarships necessary to achieve their goals. To continue providing these valuable opportunities, we need your help! Steps to Register for Local Competition:
The information collected on this registration link includes:
Select Miss or Teen Competition
Date of Birth
The registration process is completed when you pay $35.
After completing Step 1, the Candidate will receive a receipt and the Miss Mississippi Office will receive the Candidate's information.
The Miss Mississippi Office will e-mail the Candidate a welcome letter along with a list of the local competitions that are scheduled.
To register for a local competition, use the Candidate Local Competition Registration link and pay $75. (While there is no Teen registration fee, Teens need to register (use code: TEENLOCAL) for each local competition in which they compete.
The candidate will receive a receipt and the Miss Mississippi Corporation will receive an e-mail confirmation that the candidate has paid to compete in the local competition.
Miss America requests that all candidates set-up an optional fundraising page on their spotfund site using the profile setup link: http://spot.fund/missamerica2023
The candidates will need to complete the 2023 State & Local Miss Candidate Agreement that can be found at the bottom of our"How to Compete" page.
Creating a Spotfund Account: Steps to Create Personal Fundraising Account: Step #1 Create Page: at http://spot.fund/missamerica2023 Enter your Goal: pre-populates with a $500 goal which can be edited Campaign page title: Example: Emma Broyles AK 2023 Your state: Select the State in which you are competing Local Title, if applicable: If you won a local title enter the name here. Leave this field blank if you are still competing for a local title.
Step #2 a. Create Email: Enter your email address b. Create Name & Password: Enter first & last name and create a five (5) digit password (if you have already created a *spotfund account, you can login here instead)
Step #3 Create Header Options Upload a photo: candid picture of you not wearing a crown or sash Add a YouTube or Vimeo Video: 15-30 second Welcome video why you are competing in the Miss America or MAOTeen program. Upload the video to YouTube or Vimeo and then paste the link here or Use Miss America Default Image.
Step #4 Create Tell Your Story: Customize a story specific to you and why you’re competing in the Miss America or MAOTeen programs to help increase donation responses. While your Social Impact Initiative (SII) may be mentioned in your story, it is recommended not to make your story about your SII as people may be confused and think they’re donating to your SII. This message should be why you participate and support this iconic organization.
Step #5 Share Options: Once the profile is created, it can be easily shared with your social media channels in addition to emailing to potential donors. a. Option Share to Facebook - post your fundraising information directly to Facebook b. Option Share Email c. Option Share Text d. Option Share Twitter
Step #6 Live Campaign screen shot example: a. Live Campaign Share Button b. Live Campaign Donation Page Buttons & % to Goal c. Live Campaign Donor Info Page
Step #7 a. Campaign Confirmation Email Publish b. Campaign Checklist Email Publish 2
Step #8 a. Donation Confirmation Email Tax Receipt 1 Donors also have the option to easily share with their own contacts that they are supporting you and they donated to your fundraising campaign.(Note: when a donor shares with their sphere of influence, Spotfund does not share their donation amount - only that they donated to your campaign.) b. Donation Confirmation Tax Receipt 2
MAOTeen contestants must register on Spotfund; however, MAO Teen Contestant fundraising remains optional.