Amway helps launch the next Miss America

Feb 09, 2011

With the crown comes glory, and for Miss America, the chance to pursue higher education … with help from Amway.
Artistry exclusively by Amway, as the official skin care and cosmetics sponsor of the Miss America Organization, introduced the Artistry Scholarship at this year’s pageant. This $50,000 scholarship was awarded to the 2011 Miss America winner, Teresa Scanlan from Nebraska. She plans to use the funds towards her education at Patrick Henry College, where she will major in government and then continue on to law school.

Started in 1921, the Miss America Pageant consists of 52 national finalists who compete in multiple events for a chance to be crowned Miss America and spend the next year traveling the country to support different charitable activities and organizations. In 1945, the nonprofit organization offered its first scholarship and has grown to more than $45 million in cash and scholarships awarded each year. The Miss America Organization is now one of the country’s leading achievement programs and the largest provider of scholarships to young women.

By providing an additional $318,000 in scholarships to the Miss America Organization, Artistry was able to help young women not only see their inner beauty, but their inner potential, too.

It’s not just a beauty pageant. Teresa and the rest of the contestants have earned a chance to reach goals that might never have seemed imaginable.


Miss America 2011, Theresa Scanlan



Miss America Scholarship Winners


Miss America Scholarship Winners


Thanks to Samantha Bourque for contributing to this story.

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