The Miss Orlando is a not-for-profit organization that receives no public or government funding, relying on contributions from generous members of the community, along with fundraising efforts and a Foundation Grant from the Orlando Scholarship Organization and the Gracia Livingston Foundation.
Also, the Miss Orlando Scholarship Pageant and their Outstanding Teen titles are preliminaries to the Miss America and Miss America's Outstanding Teen pageants.
Miss Orlando Scholarship Pageant is an official local franchise of the Miss America Organization, one of the nation’s leading achievement programs and one of the world’s largest providers of scholarship assistance for young women. Last year, the Miss America Organization and its state and local organizations made available millions in cash and scholarship assistance.
Participating in the Miss America system helps young women pay for college and prepare for a career through hands-on leadership; all while gaining life experience, working on issues of importance to society, enhancing personal and professional skills and developing artistic expression.
We're proud to uphold the unique tradition of the Miss America Organization talent competition, celebrating women in the arts with academic and professional training scholarships. The Miss Orlando Scholarship Pageant is a program of the Downtown Arts District of Orlando, a 501(c)(3) and Central Florida Community Arts, a 501(c)(3), respectively.
A network of female leaders supporting one another across generations.
Making a difference through personal platforms is at our core. Miss Orlando Scholarship Pageant partners with the business community through collaborative events and initiatives in Orlando and Central Florida.
Women who currently live, work, or go to school in any region of Florida are eligible for any of these titles, contestants must be able to prove that they live, work, or are enrolled in school in Florida.
To uphold the unique tradition of the Miss America Organization competition, celebrating women in the arts with academic and professional training scholarships. Making a difference through personal platforms is at our core. From lobbying on Senate floors to developing workshops in classrooms, we seek to enable women to expand their civic impact and reach.