About Us

The Miss Nevada Scholarship Organization (MNVSO) provides opportunities for young women to achieve their personal and professional ambitions. Candidates participate in community service activities and develop leadership skills that help them excel in their chosen career and life goals. As an official entity of the Miss America Organization, the Miss Nevada Scholarship Foundation, the 501c3 arm of the Miss Nevada Scholarship Organization, has awarded over $1 million since inception in 1949.  Our titleholders travel across the state of Nevada, speaking to government officials, business leaders, community groups and all types of citizens about their personal social impact initiative and encouraging people to become involved in their causes.

The public perception of Miss America is often that it is a one-night telecast, but it is so much more.  The Miss America Competition is a year-round opportunity for young women to earn scholarships, grow their professional networks, learn valuable life and career skills, and make a difference in their communities.  The Miss America Organization is committed to preparing great women for the world and preparing the world for great women.                           

Miss Nevada & Miss Nevada’s Outstanding Teen Competition:

The Miss Nevada & Miss Nevada’s Outstanding Teen Competition is held each year in June, bringing Nevada’s most well-rounded women together in a celebration of scholarship, service, and sisterhood.  To be eligible to compete at the Miss Nevada (ages 18-26) and Miss Nevada’s Outstanding Teen (13-18) competition, a young lady must apply for the job of a local titleholder by demonstrating her desire to continue her education and bring positive change to her community.  Once she is recognized as a local titleholder, she is invited to compete at the state competition, where one ‘Miss’ and one ‘Teen’ will be awarded the jobs of Miss Nevada and Miss Nevada’s Outstanding Teen and go on to represent the state at the respective national competitions.

The mission of the Miss Nevada Scholarship Foundation is to enhance opportunities for scholarships for women in the state of Nevada.  In 2019, the Miss Nevada Scholarship Foundation provided $70,000 in cash and in-kind scholarships to be used toward higher education.  Scholarships were funded via private donations, advertisement sales, special event fundraisers, and in-kind partnerships with local colleges and universities.  Scholarships are provided for young women who not only place overall or as a runner-up to the titles, but for women who excel in academics, in her community service, her public speaking and interview abilities, her talent abilities, and more.  Our candidates and titleholders have gone on to become lawyers, doctors, teachers, politicians, business owners, moms, wives, and more.  

For more information about the Miss America Organization, please visit www.missamerica.org 

Opportunities To Get Involved

Sponsor / Donate: Each year we are proud to recognize the many Nevada-based businesses and organizations that help us make this all possible by providing sponsorship opportunities.  Consider supporting the young women of Nevada through a sponsorship or donation! For more information, email:  Brooke@missnevada.org

Volunteer:   The Miss Nevada Scholarship Organization has flourished over the years due to the dedication of hundreds of volunteers throughout the State of Nevada. In fact, our entire program is run by volunteers!  We are proud of the success of our program and even more proud of the family we have created while providing opportunities and scholarships for the women of Nevada.  Join our team, find a new passion and meet the next great female leaders of our country!

Become A Miss Nevada or Miss Nevada’s Outstanding Teen Candidate: Each year we are excited to welcome new women into the sisterhood! Find out what it takes to become Miss Nevada or Miss Nevada’s Outstanding Teen.