Saturday, January 22, 2022
Polk State Theatre, Winter Haven, FL

Winter Haven, Fla. (December 15, 2021)—Do you want to be the next Miss America??? You can start by entering the Miss Florida Citrus/Miss Winter Haven Scholarship Competition, which will offer approximately $3,000 in cash and prizes to the top five contestants! The pageant is open statewide throughout Florida and will be held at the Polk State Theatre in Winter Haven, Fla. on January 22, 2022. The event is open to the public and tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door, with all proceeds benefitting the scholarship competition.

At the Miss Florida Citrus Scholarship Competition, Miss America qualified judges will select winners on the following criteria: Interview, Red Carpet, Talent, and Social Impact Statement. Applicants to the Miss Florida Citrus/Miss Winter Haven Scholarship Competition must be 17-26 years old, a U.S. citizen, and at least a high school senior. Deadline to apply is January 15, 2022 and is limited to the first twenty applicants. Please email Brenda Eubanks Burnette at [email protected] for the application and more information.

The top two contestants will each receive a $1,000 Scholarship (college of choice), a $350 gift certificate towards a $1,000 gown purchase at Regalia Gowns, entry into the 2022 Miss Florida Pageant, an official Miss America crown and trophy and various other prizes, while the three runners-up will receive scholarships ranging from $200 to $500. If you or someone you know might be interested, please contact us and enter today!

Rich in history and social significance, the Miss America Organization is a not-for-profit corporation that has maintained a tradition of empowering American women to achieve their personal and professional goals, while providing a forum in which to express their opinions, talent and intelligence. This wonderful program is the largest scholarship provider for young women in the world, making available over $45 million in scholarship each year. Our titleholder advances to the Miss Florida Scholarship Program with the chance to increase her scholastic earnings.

The Miss Florida Citrus/Miss Winter Haven Scholarship Program relies on businesses and individuals in the community to make our program possible, so we are also looking for sponsors and local businesses who would like to advertise in our program book.

We are proud to bring this opportunity to young women throughout the state of Florida. The women involved are deeply committed to community service as well as their educational goals, so please contact us to find out how Miss Florida Citrus and Miss Winter Haven can help promote your business today!

For more info please contact Kelly Bailey, Pageant Director, at (863) 289-1395 or via email at [email protected] or Executive Director, Brenda Eubanks Burnette at (561) 351-4314 or [email protected].