Mission, Vision, Goals

The Miss Hastings Scholarship Program (MHSP), a 501(c)3 charitable organization, empowers young women to realize their best potential, mentors them to obtain scholarships, and supports them to achieve their goals through education and serving others for the benefit of all. As an official preliminary competition to Miss Minnesota (MMSO) and the Miss America Organization (MAO), MHSP is part of a movement that inspires young women to reach beyond their grasp to earn these titles and their life objectives. We accomplish it by coaching them to practically apply their education and skill set.


MAO, the largest provider of educational assistance to young women in the nation, propels them to socially impact their community’s quality of life and promote citizen education with an initiative all their own. The MHSP guide to achieving these goals is the MAO motto: “Prepare great women for the world. Prepare the world for great women.” Our inspiration to pursue them is the iconic history of the MAO and its Four Points of the Crown: Style. Service. Scholarship. Success.


Style is not skin deep. It comes from integrity within.

Service builds selfless leadership to help others.

Scholarship comes from wise stewardship of our gifts to excel, then, improve the world around us.

Success results when we humbly practice the first three Points of the Crown.


These principals direct and motivate MHSP, each candidate, and titleholder to practically apply the educated skill set they possess. It encourages the performing arts and healthy lifestyles, prepares young women vocationally, promotes our community, and unites its residents. Education of our future leaders is our focus, but service is our heart, and why we treasure the journey we embark on with the MAO. © JB

The Miss Hastings Scholarship Competition is a 501(c)3 organization and an official preliminary competition to Miss Minnesota and Miss America.

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Scholarship Program, Inc.

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