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Welcome to the Miss Greater NYC Scholarship Program!
The Miss Greater NYC pageant is an official local preliminary to the Miss New York and Miss America programs. While the program has had different directors, names, and even titles across the last nine decades, our representation at the state competition has been strong from the beginning. Each year we award the titles of Miss Greater NYC, Miss Manhattan, and Miss Cosmopolitan to three extraordinary women, who serve the downstate community and their platforms and move on to the Miss New York Competition in May. We also offer the same titles in the Outstanding Teen Program!
While the Miss America Program started as a swimsuit competition in 1921, it has advanced far beyond the typical beauty pageant. Over the years the talent, evening gown and interview categories have been added to the scoring, resulting in accomplished, multi-faceted and ambitious titleholders. In the 40’s the service requirements and scholarships were added to the competition which propelled Miss America to a level of excellence in academics and community involvement which had never been seen in a pageant before. Today, the Miss America Organization has evolved to represent the socially complex and technologically advanced young woman of the 21st century. As the part of World’s largest provider of scholarship assistance to women we provide empowerment through education, community service and professional networking that cannot be found anywhere else.
As a 501(c)4 we rely on the generous support of businesses throughout the Five Boroughs, Long Island and the Lower Hudson Valley. Our contestants and titleholders spend their year of service not only as a community servant, but as a spokeswoman for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and the businesses that support their scholarships. For a complete list of our sponsors and donors, visit the Supporters page. If you would like to be one of the many businesses we work with click here for more information!
For more information about the Miss America and Miss New York Organizations follow the links below: