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2023 Pageant Information

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Phases of Competition

Represent Your State/Region

Phases of Competition All Delegates Compete In:
  • Press Style Interview (Panel) - 35% of score  (examples)

Delegates will have a 5 minute personal interview with a panel of judges.  You will also be given time for a 30 sec. intro.

This is your opportunity to allow the judges to get to know you and convince them that you 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. 

  • Lifestyle & Fitness in Swimwear - 25% of score  (examples)

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. 

  • Scholarship Resume - 15% of score

Financial freedom and college affordability is an influential mission of our organization. Therefore, the Scholarship Resume phase of competition provides an opportunity to promote yourself, 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, intern 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.  (Sample resumes for collegiate and high school will be provided.)

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 a participant’s Scholarship Resume to be considered for the optional Valedictorian Award, Academic Achievement Award, Excellence Award, or the S.T.E.A.M. Scholarship.  
For more information on the scholarship and optional awards, visit: optionals

  • Poise & Grace in Gown - 25% of score  (examples)

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.

See Clothing examples here:  

Miss Collegiate USA or Miss High School USA 

Appointed Delegate

To be considered for the National Pageant*, click on the APPLY NOW button and submit the Application.  (Click here for a list of State Pageants being held for the 2023 national pageant).  Once the application form has been received, the applicant's (email submitted) will be notified by a member of the board of directors. If approved to join the Class of 2023, the applicant's first or second choice title will be offered. The applicant must formerly accept their title by signing & submitting their Membership Fee, or a payment, with the electronic Delegate's Contract via DocuSign.

AFTER the membership fee is paid in full, the applicant's crown and sash will be ordered.  Crown and sashes are ordered on the 1st and 15th day of the month, and require 3-4 weeks to be received.  (A portion of the membership fee will be applied to the Miss Collegiate USA Scholarship Foundation.)  Note. All pageant fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable, no exceptions! 

What are you looking for in an Appointed Titleholder?

Miss Collegiate USA Organization's national titleholders should embody the essence of our mission by being a positive role model for college-bound and college students obtaining their higher education degree(s); support our organization's charity to reduce the nation's student loan debt epidemic and represent young women on financial literacy, academia, and positive leadership. She will have a desire to promote the pageant's platform of "Making College Affordable:  Reducing Student Loan Debt" and promoting our sponsors.  The internal beauty of a queen supersedes external beauty.


Miss Collegiate USA Scholarship Foundation


The Miss Collegiate USA Organization is a non-profit organization determined by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) public charity.  The annual event, its national pageant celebrates and rewards young women who are college-bound, current degree seekers with higher education exposure, or seeking help to pay student loan debt with career opportunities, cash and college scholarships.  


One of our key missions is to alleviate the cost of out-of-pocket educational expenses through scholarship monies.  A portion of all membership fees will be applied directly to this fund account.

Our pageant aspirations are to recognize and incentivize young women to receive scholarships for higher education and become positive role models, all while building a strong sisterhood.

Optional Ad Sales
 Optional Ad Sales

The National Pageant will produce a beautiful souvenir MCU Yearbook.  Additional Ads are available, but not required

Ad sales provide an opportunity to earn extra awards, provide more exposure for the judges and help to finance both the cost of printing a high-quality Yearbook, and to offset production expenses. All ad text, photo and payment must be sent directly to our program book designer.

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Full Color Ad w/One Photo

For individuals, businesses & organizations. Sponsor the Miss Collegiate USA Organization by advertising your business in a full color one-page Ad. One-photo with text available.


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Two-page Spread Ad

For individuals, businesses & organizations. Sponsor the Miss Collegiate USA Organization by advertising your business in a full color one-page Ad. One-photo with text available.


Pageant Tickets
Pageant Tickets
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Exclusive VIP Emerald Pass

Priority seating

On Sale beginning May 3

General Admission Tickets

  On Sale beginning June 1

  • Exclusive VIP Emerald Passes on Sale May 3-May 31 

    • Includes VIP priority seating, a VIP lanyard, and admission to the Sorority Emerald Awards Dinner


  • General Admission Tickets on Sale June 1st to the public.

    • Tickets may be available during Pageant Week or at the Box Office. 

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