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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Miss Hastings Scholarship Program Area

The Miss Hastings Scholarship Competition is a closed competition. A candidate must live, work full-time, or attend school within Hastings School District 200 or be a graduate of its high school to be eligible to compete. 

Residency Requirements

  • Candidates must have established the above residency for a minimum of six months before competing in the Miss Hastings Scholarship Competition. Residency is the primary address where you physically live. Verification of residency includes a driver's license, automobile registration, property mortgage, a lease in your name, or tax document.

  • Must be a U.S. citizen

Other Requirements

  • Miss Hastings Scholarship Competition Age Requirements

    • Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age as of July 31st in the calendar year of the state competition in which she competes.

    • Must not be older than twenty-five (25) years of age on December 31st in the calendar year of the state competition in which she competes.

    • Young women born between January 1, 1996, and July 31, 2003, meet the age requirements to enter the 2020 Miss Hastings Scholarship Competition.

    • Must be a high school graduate or equivalent by July 31st in the calendar year of the state competition in which she competes.

    • Young women who earn their high school diploma by July 31, 2021, meet the high school graduation requirement to enter the 2020 Miss Hastings Scholarship Competition.

  • Other Requirements Applicable to All Candidates

    • Female, not married, and have never had any children.

    • ​​​Meet character criteria as set forth by MAO.

    • Meet time commitment responsibilities as set forth by the Miss Hastings Scholarship Program and the Miss Minnesota Scholarship Organization.

    • Attend state competition orientation, typically in April, and state competition week in mid-June during your service year.

    • Should you win the Miss Minnesota title, you must:

      • Have the ability to take a six-month leave of absence from your job and/or take off the fall semester from school. Frequent appearances and travel make this a necessity.

      • Travel to Orlando, FL to attend Miss America's orientation.

      • Travel to the Miss America Competition, which is typically a two-week trip.  

    • These requirements are consistent with those established for Miss candidates of the Miss Minnesota Scholarship Program.

Social Impact Initiative Requirements 

  • Each candidate is required to choose the Social Impact Initiative (SII) of her choice to advocate during her year as Miss Hastings.

  • Candidates must raise a minimum of $100 for the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, the national platform of the Miss America Organization and Miss America's Outstanding Teen, before the day of her local competition.

  • Each candidate may raise her Children's Miracle Network contribution through her CMN website with cash donations/gifts or the sale of items she has created specifically to promote her platform. 

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Miss Hastings Outstanding Teen

We anticipate receiving information for this competition from the state committee in January. We will post it or an update at that time.