Miss West Virginia is an official preliminary to the Miss America Scholarship Competition.
The winner of Miss West Virginia competes at the Miss America Scholarship Competition, representing West Virginia, for a chance to win the title of Miss America and a $50,000 scholarship. Miss West Virginia has four phases of competition that include: private interview, on-stage interview, evening gown and talent.
In order to compete for the title of Miss West Virginia you must be at least 17 years old and cannot be over 25 years old before December 31st in the year you hope to compete in the Miss America Scholarship Competition. In addition, you must reside, work or attend school in West Virginia, have never been married nor have a child. You also need to have won a preliminary title.