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 SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION

Miss Wisconsin

$10,000 cash scholarship*

  • Official Miss Wisconsin crown – Joya Santarelli
  • Official Miss Wisconsin sash – Barbara Best
  • Official crown box – Courtney Pelot
  • All-expense-paid trip to compete at Miss America Competition*
  • All-expense-trip to Candidate Orientation*
  • National competition / formalwear wardrobe – Bridal Elegance
  • Appearance wardrobe – Apricot Lane Boutique
  • Personalized Robe – Bloom Custom Robes
  • Hand & Foot Cream – BeeSpa
  • Comissioned painting of the winner in state gown – McKenna Collins
  • Fuel by Kwik Trip
  • Alterations for national competition – Dave Alban LTD of Oshkosh
  • Beautycounter Makeup & Skincare Package – Kristina Smaby Schoh
  • Spray tanning for her year – Meghan DeMore
  • Competition photography and fashion photography – Watrous Photography
  • Coronation bouquet* – arranged by Mary Nelson
  • $100 Festival Foods card – Kate Gorman Sweasy
  • Luggage – Jeanie Hatfield

*From the Miss Wisconsin Organization

Semi-Finalist Scholarships

First Runner-Up
$2,000 Scholarship*

Second Runner-Up
$1,000 Scholarship *

Third Runner-Up
$900 Scholarship*

Fourth Runner-Up 
$700 Scholarship*

5 Semi-Finalists
$500 Scholarship*

All non-finalists
$200 Scholarship*

Preliminaries and People’s Choice

Miss Wisconsin Preliminary Winners
Talent: $500 Scholarship each*
On-Stage Question: $250 Scholarship each*

People’s Choice Internet Vote Winner
$600 Scholarship*

Additional Scholarships

Non-Finalist Interview Award
$500 Scholarship
Awarded to one of the 13 non-finalists with the highest interview score
-contributed by Dr. Tina Sauerhammer

 

The John & Laverne Schmitt Scholarship

$500 Scholarship
Awarded to a candidate pursuing a career in Business or Occupation or Physical Therapy.
– contributed by Dr. Carol Schmitt Dickert

Overall Interview Award
$500 Scholarship*

John Schultz Memorial Miss Photogenic Award

$500 Scholarship – contributed by Jennifer Streblow Hock

Michael E. Schmal Memorial Miss Congeniality Award

$250 Scholarship – contributed by the Schmal family

Jean L. Anderson Overall Evening Wear Award

$400 Scholarship – established by Ron Anderson and Joe Neumaier in memory of Jean L. Anderson, lady of style, grace and elegance

Marketing/Communications Award (MarCom)

$500 Scholarship – awarded to the candidate who develops and implements the most effective social media campaign promoting the benefits of competing in the Miss Wisconsin Competition – contributed by Mary and Andy Gronik

S.T.E.M. Award

$250 Scholarship – awarded to a candidate majoring in the technology, engineering or math fields – contributed by Meghan DeMore

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Miracle Maker Award

$250 Scholarship – Awarded to the candidate who raises the most money for CMN Hospitals – contributed the Kay Ranieri in her memory

Brave and Kind Award

$500 Scholarship – Winner exhibits exceptional bravery and kindness during her personal interview – contributed by Nicole Locy Phillips

Health/Sciences Award

$600 Scholarship – awarded to a candidate majoring in Special Educatioin     – contributed by Joel and Marilyn Andelman

Health/Sciences Award

$500 Scholarship – awarded to a candidate majoring in one of the following fields: Pre-Med, Nursing, Biology, Chemistry, Veterinary Science or Dentistry – contributed by Joel and Marilyn Andelman

Four Points Award

$400 Scholarship – awarded to the winner of a 300-word essay addressing, “How do you represent the four points of the Miss Wisconsin crown: scholarship, success, style, and service?” judged by an independent panel – contributed by Joel and Marilyn Andelman

Non-Finalist Talent Award

$1000 Scholarship – contributed by Mary-Louise Kurey Hengesbaugh

Rookie Talent Award

$250 Scholarship – contributed by Dan Hauser

Non-Finalist Interview Award

$1000 Scholarship – contributed by Mary-Louise Kurey Hengesbaugh

Miss America National Scholarship Winners Community Service Award

$1000 Scholarship – contributed by the Miss America Organization

Academic Scholarship

$1000 Scholarship – contributed by the Miss America 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.