Pageant Information

You have ideas and plans and goals - so much to offer the world - but how? Each year young women just like you choose to compete in the Miss South Carolina system. That's right! Many of them are just like you - yet they know that the Miss South Carolina Scholarship Organization is the largest provider of scholarships for young women in the Miss America system.

Whether you want to become a doctor or a dancer, an accountant or an architect, the Miss South Carolina Scholarship Organization has an opportunity that will help bring you closer to achieving your goals. To become Miss South Carolina, a candidate must first win a local competition and then compete to represent her local at the state pageant, a process requiring personal commitment, hard work and talent.

Miss Age Requirements

  • • Miss Candidates must be at least 19 years old and no older than 26 years old on December 31st in the year she could compete at the State Competition.
    • A Miss Candidate may compete at a Local Competition at 17 years old, but she must turn 18 years old by December 31st that same year in order to be 19 years old by December 31st in the year she could compete at the State Competition.
    • Candidates must be high school graduates or have passed the high school equivalency examination (G.E.D.) by the date of the finals of the State Pageant of the year in which they would be eligible to compete in the National Finals of the Miss America Pageant.

  • Teen Age Requirements

  • • MAOTeen Candidates must be no older than 18 years old on December 31st in the same year she could compete at the State Competition.