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.

Telephone: 651.270.8984 

Application Forms and Info


The Miss Hastings Scholarship Program (MHSP) is taking candidate applications for the 2020 Miss Hastings Scholarship Competition! Awards at our July 2019 competition included a $1,000 cash scholarship for Miss Hastings 2020, a $300 cash scholarship to her first runner-up, and $100 to her second runner-up. Our three presentation awards provided $100 to each winner of Best Talent (decided by our judge panel), People's Choice (decided by fans and our audience), and the Spirit of Miss America Award (decided by our candidates). Our goal is to continue building on this accomplishment to create more scholarship opportunities for our future participants. 


Being a candidate in a Miss America local competition is an opportunity with value. You'll meet new people, learn more about yourself than you could imagine, and make friendships that last a lifetime as you prepare to compete. You could even earn a state title and the chance to become Miss America! Meanwhile, you'll discover the cause you're most passionate about and learn how to promote it to make a difference in your community. The experience gives you skills that will last a lifetime as you build your career resume, get a good job, and create the potential for a better income.

Miss Minnesota 2019 Kathryn Kueppers has created a website about MAO, its history, and the benefits of competing in it. The Invisible Crown is packed with information and practical insights to help you! Her take on all things Miss America is current, valuable, relatable, and highly recommended as a resource. We also suggest you take advantage of any opportunity to connect with Miss Hastings 2020, Sophie Keeler, who is a seasoned competitor, and our MHSP committee through events, workshops, attending local competitions, and volunteering. Please keep your eyes open for these occasions via social media, our Update page, or contact us to find out more!


If you have questions about candidacy with us, please contact us for assistance. We are happy to tell you more about the Miss Hastings Scholarship Competition, help you create the foundation of your Miss America experience, and empower you to #PutYourEducationToWork .


If you're ready to get started, please download our Intent to Compete form linked below. Complete it as directed on the form either electronically or manually, then email it to us as an attachment or print, complete, and snail-mail it to us. Ask for our mailing address via our Contact Us page. It will be an honor to work with you!


We also suggest you review our 2019 application documents to familiarize yourself with the first steps of entry in a Miss America Organization (MAO) local competition. Please note changes to our contract, resume, and Social Impact Initiative documents may occur due to updates. They are typically finalized by the end of February. Still, the earlier you familiarize yourself with the application process, the better for you as a candidate! Thank you for connecting with us. #TheSisterhoodIsReal

Miss Candidate Forms

On behalf of the Miss Hastings Scholarship Program, thank you!
We look forward to working with you!