the miss arizona pageant

The official state preliminary to the Miss America Pageant, the Miss Arizona Scholarship Organization is a 501c3 non-profit foundation devoted to empowering the women of Arizona to achieve their personal and professional goals. Since its inception in 1921, the historical and social significance of Miss America has evolved from a boardwalk beauty pageant to the world's largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women, awarding more than $45 million each year.