About the Program
The Miss New Hampshire Scholarship Program, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(4) non-profit organization and an official state program of the Miss America Organization. Scholarships are administered by the Miss New Hampshire Scholarship Foundation, Inc., a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
While the public perception of the Miss New Hampshire Program is often that it's a one-night show to crown a representative for the Miss America stage, it's truly so much more. This opportunity is a year-round program of “Style, Service, Scholarship and Success”, which represents the "four points" of the Miss America crown. These teens and young women acquire valuable life-long skills during their time in the program all while earning much-needed scholarship dollars to be used towards their higher education, such as developing their own unique leadership styles, honing their public speaking skills, developing strong relationships with like-minded women, and volunteering their time within their communities.
Vision of Miss New Hampshire
To provide the young women of New Hampshire the opportunity for an affordable education, self-development and success.
Mission of Miss New Hampshire
To empower young women through scholarship competitions and to provide community service and leadership opportunities while fostering life-long friendships through the Miss America Organization.
The Miss New Hampshire Scholarship Foundation
The Miss New Hampshire Scholarship Foundation is devoted to the furtherance of educational opportunities through the granting of scholarships to students who participate in the Miss New Hampshire Scholarship Program's competitions, including Miss New Hampshire and Miss New Hampshire’s Outstanding Teen.
The Foundation also grants scholarships annually to worthy students based on the vote of the Board of Directors.
The Foundation is organized and operating exclusively for charitable and educational purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 as set forth in the Articles of Incorporation.