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Scholarships

Did you know the Miss America Organization is the largest provider of scholarships exclusively for women? It’s true! When you compete within the Miss America Organization umbrella, you not only have the opportunity to win scholarships to further for your education, we guarantee you will make lasting friendships and have memories that last a lifetime in this life-changing experience.

The Miss Vermont Scholarship Organization awarded $24,450 at the 2018 Competition.

Miss Vermont 2018   –   $11,550

In-Kind Scholarships
Dale Carnegie Course $1775
Dale Carnegie High Impact Presentations $1775
Cash Scholarships
Miss Vermont Scholarship Fund $4,000
Stowe Rotary Scholarship $1,000
Miss America Participation Scholarship* $3,000

First Runner-Up   –   $4,750

In-Kind Scholarships
Dale Carnegie Course $1775
Dale Carnegie High Impact Presentations $1775
Cash Scholarship
Miss Vermont Scholarship Fund $1200

Non-Finalist Awards   –   $200

Talent $100
Interview $100

Other Awards   –   $2,200

Miss Vermont Sisterhood Spirit Award $100
Miss Vermont’s People’s Choice Award $100
Miss America Scholar Award $1,000
Miss America Community Service Award $1,000

Miss Vermont’s Outstanding Teen 2018   –   $5,550

In-Kind Scholarships
Dale Carnegie Course $1775
Dale Carnegie High Impact Presentations $1775
Cash Scholarships
Miss Vermont Scholarship Fund $1,000
Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Participation Scholarship* $1,000

Other Awards   –   $200

Miss Vermont’s Outstanding Teen Sisterhood Spirit Award $100
Miss Vermont’s Outstanding Teen People’s Choice Award $100

*Miss America & Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Participation Scholarships are awarded at the 2019 national competitions and are dependent upon participation in Miss America and Miss America’s Outstanding Teen. Miss Vermont and Miss Vermont’s Outstanding Teen may earn much more than this amount, depending on their placement at the national competitions. Numbers are based on 2018 competition amounts. 2019 awards will be announced by the national competitions soon. 

Miss Vermont & Miss Vermont’s Outstanding Teen 2018

Julia Crane, 22, of Colchester was crowned Miss Vermont 2018 at the Chandler Center for the Arts on Saturday evening.  Crane is a graduate of the University of Vermont with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Food Sciences, a degree she earned Cum Laude. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Public Health, also from the University of Vermont, and expects to graduate in the fall. She performed a tap dance to Hey Momma/Hit the Road Jack by Pentatonix in the talent portion of the competition.

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In addition to the title of Miss Vermont, Julia Crane earned $5000 in cash scholarships, including a $1000 Stowe Rotary scholarship, and $3550 of in-kind scholarships to Dale Carnegie of Vermont. An award-winner at the Miss Vermont competition for several years prior to her win last night, Julia has earned over $11,000 in cash scholarships to further her education from the Miss Vermont Scholarship Organization and Miss America Organization.

Julia lives her platform “Be a Hero: Be an Organ Donor” through her many years promoting organ donation and the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, including the Vermont Children’s Hospital at the University of Vermont Medical Center. Miss Vermont 2018 will represent the state at the 2019 Miss America pageant in historic Atlantic City on September 9th. 

Other prizes awarded at the 2018 competition include:

Miss Vermont’s 1st Runner-Up: Shaniah Bartlett

Non-Finalist Talent: Mariah Rust

Non-Finalist Interview: Debbie McNally

Miss People’s Choice Award: Shaniah Bartlett

Miss Spirit Award: Shaniah Bartlett

Miss America Community Service Award: Shaniah Bartlett

Miss America Academic Award: Julia Crane

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Miracle Maker Award: Julia Crane

The Miss Vermont program also crowned their teen ambassador on Saturday.  Shannon Adams, 16, of Warren is the new Miss Vermont’s Outstanding Teen. A celtic harpist, she performed “The Mad River Set,” a self-composed piece inspired by her community during the talent competition in the show. Miss Adams is a junior at Harwood Union High School, and will be promoting her platform, Creative Minds-The Importance of School Arts Programs, as Miss Vermont’s Outstanding Teen.

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In addition to the title of Miss Vermont’s Outstanding Teen, Shannon Adams earned $1000 in cash scholarships and $3550 of in-kind scholarships to Dale Carnegie of Vermont.

Miss Adams will represent Vermont at the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen competition in Florida this summer.

Other prizes awarded at the 2018 competition include:

Teen People’s Choice Award: Abigayle Pierro

Teen Spirit Award: Emily Friedrichsen

Request an Appearance

Please contact Mary Catherine Jones, Miss Vermont Business Manager, to book Julia or Shannon for an event.

Our titleholders are accomplished speakers and performers. They are available to speak on various topics, including their platforms, the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, living a life of service, opportunities with the Miss Vermont and Miss America Organizations, and topics tailored to your group or organization’s audience. Julia is a talented tap dancer and Shannon is an accomplished harpist.  Learn more about about Julia here and Shannon here.

In addition, our titleholders can emcee shows, judge talent competitions, volunteer at events, sell raffle tickets, present awards, lead fundraising runs, or model for your store or business, among their many other talents. And remember, they are also representatives of the Miss America Organization – the largest source of academic scholarships for women in the world.

When booking appearances, The Miss America Organization requires that we ask for an appearance fee.  Miss Vermont’s appearance fee is $50 with a $25 gas card.  Please contact us to learn more about a reduced fee for non-profit events.

The Miss Vermont Scholarship Organization, Inc. is a 501c3 and your allowable contribution to MVSO are tax-deductible.