Established in 1995, the Miss Washtenaw County Scholarship Program is a local franchise of the Miss Michigan
and Miss America Organizations
and the first step toward the title of Miss America. Since it's inception, the Miss
Washtenaw County Scholarship Program has awarded more than $130,000 in scholarships to young women,
giving them an opportunity to further their personal and professional goals.

One of the main goals of the Miss Washtenaw County Executive Board has always been to ensure that each
contestant who participates in the program will feel that she has not only competed for the title of Miss Washtenaw
County, but for the title of Miss America.  The hard work by the volunteers, quality venue, and strict attention to detail
have made this organization one of the most respected programs in the state of Michigan.

The young women who compete in the Miss America system are intelligent, articulate, highly motivated, caring,
talented, ambitious, and hard working.  They are passionate about their platform issues and are major contributors
to public service.  The Miss Washtenaw County contestants and titleholders exhibit these attributes.  Five Miss
Washtenaw County titleholders have gone on to win the title of Miss Michigan, and one the title of Miss Illinois, and
many others have placed as finalists, semi-finalists, and talent winners at the state pageant.