Miss Wisconsin Scholarships and Awards

You can become a part of the Miss Wisconsin Organization by providing scholarships or awards through the program.

It is only with the support of our contributors that it is possible to continue this program of providing scholarships for higher education to thousands of young women from every part of Wisconsin.

We are proud of our association with the Miss America Organization.  For more information about in-kind scholarships and the Miss Wisconsin Organization, please email: info@misswisconsin.com.  Thank you!


Miss Wisconsin 2022

$12,000 Scholarship – Miss Wisconsin Organization
$500 Scholarship – Dana Spychala O’Hara Cowdrey

  • Official Miss Wisconsin Crown – Joya Zamora Santarelli
  • Official Crown Box – Courtney Pelot Hansen
  • Official Miss Wisconsin Sash – Kimberly Sawyer
  • Commemorative Award & Floral Bouquet*
  • Opportunity to compete at the 2023 Miss America Competition*
  • Candidate Orientation in TX* – With contribution from McKenna Collins Gantz
  • National Competition Red Carpet Wardrobe – Dressed In Time
  • Alterations for the National On-Stage Competition – Dave Alban LTD
  • Styling and Wardrobe Consulting – Tom Preston & The Look Total Concept Salon
  • Competition and Fashion Photography – Watrous Photography
  • Complimentary Services, Wisconsin Institute of Plastic Surgery, Tina Sauerhammer Dean, MD
  • Use of Miss Wisconsin vehicle for appearances*
  • Fuel by Kwik Trip
  • Luggage Set – Jeanie Pfeiffer Hatfield
  • Beautycounter Makeup & Skincare Package – Kristina Smaby Schoh
  • Savvy Minerals by Young Living Makeup Package – Jayme Dawicki
  • Arbonne Nutritional Products – Reanna Johnson
  • Custom Thank You Cards – Tianna Vanderhei Goldberg

2022 Semi-Finalist Scholarships

First Runner-Up
$3,000 Scholarship – Miss Wisconsin Organization Commemorative Award

Second Runner-Up
$1,500 Scholarship – Miss Wisconsin Organization Commemorative Award

Third Runner-Up
$1,250 Scholarship – Miss Wisconsin Organization Commemorative Award

Fourth Runner-Up 
$1,000 Scholarship – Miss Wisconsin Organization Commemorative Award

5 Semi-Finalists
$500 Scholarship – Miss Wisconsin Organization Commemorative Award

Miss Wisconsin Preliminary Winners
Talent: $500 Scholarship – Each Contributed by Tracy and Zach Wusterbarth
On-Stage Question/Social Impact Pitch: $250 Scholarship – Each Contributed by Jennifer Streblow Hock

All Non-Finalists
$250 Scholarship*

2022 Additional Scholarships

Non-Finalist Talent Award
$1000 Scholarship 
Contributed by Mary Louise Kurey Hengesbaugh in memory of her Dad, Dr. Thomas J. Kurey

Non-Finalist Interview Award
$500 Scholarship
Contributed by Dr. Tina Sauerhamer Dean

Overall Interview Award
$300 Scholarship 
Contributed by Barbara Best

Jean L. Anderson Overall Red Carpet Award
$400 Scholarship 
Established by Ron Anderson and Joe Neumaier in memory of Jean L. Anderson, Lady of Style, Grace and Elegance

Empower Scholarship
$1,000 Scholarship
Awarded by the Miss America Organization to one young woman in each state and the District of Columbia who registered for the Miss America Program

The John & Laverne Schmitt Scholarship
$700 Scholarship
Awarded to a candidate pursuing a career in Business or Healthcare. Contributed by Dr. Carol Schmitt Dickert

People’s Choice Internet Vote Winner
$600 Scholarship – Miss Wisconsin Organization 

S.T.E.M. Award
$500 Scholarship
Awarded to a candidate majoring in the science, technology, engineering or math fields. Contributed by Meghan Coffey DeMore

Marketing/Communications (MarCom) Award 
$500 Scholarship
Awarded to the candidate with the most effective social media campaign promoting the Miss Wisconsin Competition. Contributed by Mary and Andy Gronik

IGNITE! Scholarship
$250 Scholarship 
Awarded to the Miss or Teen Candidate who lead the way in state fundraising. In memory of Kay Ranieri by her family

Michael E. Schmal Memorial Miss Congeniality Award
$250 Scholarship 
Contributed by the Schmal family

Ryan Guy Memorial Music Scholarship
$100 Scholarship
Awarded to a candidate(s) who is in college majoring in music. Either vocal or instrumental.
Contributed by Deb Guy and Scott Dorman

The Excellence In Athletics Scholarship Award ~ Awarded to a Miss or Teen Candidate
$500 Scholarship 
Contributed by Zane Navratil


*Miss Wisconsin Organization

Thank you to all of our scholarship contributors

For more information about in-kind scholarships and the Miss Wisconsin Organization, please e-mail: info@misswisconsin.com.

Information posted on this page is subject to change.