The Miss Virginia Organization to Award $75,000 in Scholarships this June

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June 24, 2019
LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA -- The Miss Virginia Competition will return to Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, in June 2019. The Miss Virginia Organization is looking forward to awarding more than $75,000 in cash scholarships and additional in-kind scholarships to 48 candidates from across the Commonwealth. The Miss Virginia Competition will be held June 20 – 22. Tickets may be purchased MissVa.org.
 
The competition is open to candidates age 13-25. Candidates for Miss Virginia will compete in four phases of competition including interview, talent, on stage interview and evening wear. Candidates for Miss Virginia’s Outstanding Teen will compete in similar phases of competition including private interview, talent, lifestyle and fitness, evening gown and onstage question. During the competition, each candidate will also discuss her chosen platform, a social or community issue of concern to herself and our society at large.
 
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Established in 1953, the Miss Virginia Scholarship Organization provides opportunities for young women to achieve their personal and professional ambitions. Candidates also participate in community service activities and develop leadership skills that help them excel in their chosen career and life goals. A not-for-profit affiliate of the Miss America Organization, the Miss Virginia Scholarship Organization has had three young women to hold the title of Miss America — Kylene Barker, Miss America 1979; Nicole Johnson, Miss America 1999; and Caressa Cameron, Miss America 2010. For additional details and ticket information, please visit www.missva.org
 
The Miss America Organization, a 501(c)4 non-profit organization, is the nation’s leading advocate for women’s education and the largest provider of scholarship assistance to young women in the United States, awarding millions of dollars annually. The Miss America Organization is comprised of 51 organizations, including all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Miss America contestants contribute tens of thousands of community service hours annually and have raised over $16 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Miss America scholarships since 2007. For more information, visit www.MissAmerica.org