Miss Southwest Florida is a preliminary to the Miss Florida and Miss America Scholarship pageants, providing young woman with a vehicle to further their personal and professional goals.
The Miss America program exists to provide personal and professional opportunities for young women and to promote their voices in culture, politics and the community. The program provides a forum for today's young women to express their viewpoints, talents and accomplishments to audiences during the telecast and to the public-at-large during the ensuing year. Almost all contestants have either received, or are in the process of earning, college or postgraduate degrees and utilize Miss America scholarship grants to further their educations.
Miss Southwest Florida and Miss Southwest Florida Outstanding Teen recieve a $30,000 scholarship from Hodges University, plus a cash scholarship is available.
The Miss America Organization is one of the nation's leading achievement programs and the world's largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women. Last year, the Miss America Organization and its state and local organizations made available more than $45 million in cash and scholarship assistance. Click on the Miss Florida or Miss America Logo on the left to learn more.
To learn more about Miss Southwest Florida and Miss Southwest Florida Outstanding Teen, visit Become a Miss or Teen Contestant.