Eligibility Requirements

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

The Miss Ohio/Miss America Scholarship Program is a wonderful way for young women to raise scholarship dollars and further develop as strong, confident women.  Below are some of the eligibility requirements to participate.

To compete, you must:

  • Be a United States citizen
  • Ohio residency status meeting one of the following:
    – Resident of Ohio for 6 months
    – Full time employee in Ohio for 6 months
    – Full time college student in Ohio with one semester completed
    – Full time college student in another state with permanent residence in Ohio.
  • Between the ages of 17 and 24 (Must be at least a senior in high school at the time of your first local competition)
  • High School graduate or GED by June 30th of the year competing
  • Never been married or pregnant
  • Never convicted of a crime
  • Always been a female
  • Personal involvement with a community/social issue, referred to as “your platform”
  • Please review the Miss America Contestant Contract for additional eligibility requirements

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