An official preliminary to the Miss Minnesota Scholarship Pageant, and then on to the Miss America Scholarship Pageant, the Miss Brainerd Lakes/Miss Central Lakes Organization has a rich history of empowering young women to achieve their dreams and goals. The Miss Brainerd Lakes Scholarship Program, Inc. is a Minnesota non-profit corporation that awards thousands of dollars of scholarships each year to our local young women who compete for the titles of Miss Brainerd Lakes, Miss Central Lakes, and Miss Brainerd Lakes Outstanding Teen.
The Miss America Organization is one of the nation's leading achievement programs and the world's largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women. Last year, the Miss America Organization and its state and local organizations made available more than $45 million in cash and scholarship assistance. This assistance is not just for the handful of young women who become Miss America, but is available to the over 12,000 young women who compete in the state and local competitions as well.
Rich in history and social significance, the Miss America Organization is a not-for-profit organization that has maintained a tradition for many decades of empowering young women to achieve their personal and professional goals, while providing a forum in which to express their opinions, talent and intelligence. Scholarships have been the cornerstone of the Miss America program since 1945 when Bess Myerson was the first Miss America to receive a scholarship from the Organization.
Participating in the Miss America system not only helps you pay for college and prepare for a career, it also provides an opportunity to gain additional life experience, working on issues of importance to society, enhancing your personal and professional skills and developing your performance-related and other talents. (missamerica.org or missminnesota.org for more information)
Congratulations to our new Miss Minnesota, 2016 ~ Madeline Van Ert
We are all so PROUD of YOU, Madeline!