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To compete in the Miss Collegiate USA or the Miss High School USA National Pageant, submit the application to advance to nationals as a state titleholder by clicking on the button below:





Discover more about the National Pageant and how you can represent your state below:

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Phases of Competition

Personal Interview - 35%

Delegates will have a 5 minute personal interview with a panel of judges.  This is their opportunity to allow the judges to get to know and convince them that they are the best candidate for the job.  Questions will be formulated from the delegate's Judges' Interview Form, current events, community service, educational goals, and career ambition.  On-time submission of the Judges Interview Form. as well as neatness and completion of the form is important.  A nice dress or pantsuit appropriate for a TV host interview is recommended.  

The Scholarship Resume phase of competition provides an opportunity to promote themselves, whether a high school student or a young woman in her professional career. Using the Scholarship Resume, we encourage delegates to highlight her academic achievements, internship or career accomplishments, community involvement, future goals and more. This phase is worth 15% of the total score of the national competition and is intended to share the young woman’s intellect, passions, and special talents; as well as an opportunity to earn additional scholarships and special awards during Nationals Week.*

Scholarship Resume - 15%

This competition is designed to determine how well the participant maintains a figure that reflects good physical fitness and health. Delegates may choose to wear a one-piece or 2-pc swimsuit. No string or thong bikinis allowed.  Note.  Inappropriate swimsuits will not be allowed.

Lifestyle & Fitness in Swimwear - 25%

This competition is designed for the delegate to make an on-stage statement of her personality. Select a prom or formal dress that is appropriate for your age and personality.  The color and style are your choice. The gown must be floor-length. You will be judged on confidence, elegance and stage presence, not on the specific price of the gown.

Poise in Evening Gown - 25%

*Optional: An academic transcript from a participant’s current or former higher education of learning (high school or college; undergraduate, graduate, or postgraduate level) may be submitted, in addition to the required Scholarship Resume, to be considered for the optional Valedictorian Award, Academic Achievement Award, Excellence Award, and the S.T.E.A.M. Scholarship.  

Age Divisions

Miss High School USA Division

To compete for the title of Miss High School USA, you must*: 

Be an incoming or current High School young lady in grades 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade 

And you must

  • be single, never married, never given birth or be a parent

  • embody strong morals;

  • be born and am now still a natural female and a United States citizen or permanent resident;

  • live, work, attend school or own property within the state or region in which you are representing.

*Status as of July 1st of the national competition year.  If an incoming Freshman for the upcoming academic year, you are eligible to compete either for the

high school or collegiate title.

Miss Collegiate USA Division

To compete for the title of Miss Collegiate USA, you must*: 

Achieve ONE of the following:

     Undergraduate college Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior or Senior; or

     Graduate student (Masters, Ed, Ph.D); or

     College graduate with a 2-year degree or higher; or

     Have attended some college.


And you must

  • be no older than 29, single, and embody strong morals;

  • be born and am now still a natural female, and a United States citizen or permanent resident;

  • live, work, attend school or own property within the state or region in which you are representing.  

The new Miss Collegiate USA and Miss High School USA will receive an exclusive Prize Package of gifts that will include:

  • $40,000 Marymount University college scholarship

  • $5,000 Cash scholarship*

  • $1,000 Cash scholarship courtesy of the Thomas M. Green or Shirley Green Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Official Miss Collegiate USA Rhinestone & Emerald National Crown

  • Official Miss Collegiate USA Rhinestone AB Swarovski Embroidered Sash

  • $1,000 gown certificate sponsored from our National Wardrobe Sponsor, Ashley Rene's Prom & Pageant

  • Wardrobe styling with cocktail/gowns for photoshoots from Ashley Rene's Prom & Pageant

  • Professional Photo shoot sponsored by Rodgers Polk Photography 

  • Custom Crown Purse sponsored by Crown Couture Collection

  • Queens' Disney Weekend Getaway - Walt Disney World, Orlando FL

  • Travel opportunities to visit national sponsors

  • Chromebook, Laptop or iPad

  • Miss Collegiate USA customized Emerald Satin Robe

  • Wardrobe & Accessories compliments of Khloe Angela Boutique

  • Rhinestone Jim Ball earrings compliments of Khloe Angela Boutique

  • Weekend Travel suitcase

  • Makeup Train Case Jewelry Organizer

  • Custom Miss Collegiate USA magnet sponsored by The Queen's Magnet

  • Pageant Planner from the Crowning Planner

  • Custom Disney Ears from EllieCakes Pageant Ears

  • $300 in custom-made jewelry compliments of Origami Owl Designer

  • Custom Illustration Gift sponsored by Ellie L. Illustration

 *$50 per divisional contestant, up to $5,000 per division. The Pageant shall not be accountable for prizes or other awards or benefits promised by sponsors if sponsors are unable to provide or decline to provide said prizes, awards and/or benefits.  We also reserve the right to substitute an item.


National Prize Package


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