The mission of Scholarship Associates is to reward deserving students who excel in multiple areas of life and who contribute by volunteering in their community and becoming advocates for causes that are important to them. We believe this multi-dimensional focus helps build the leaders of tomorrow. Through the Miss California Organization’s partnership with Scholarship Associates, Miss California is the largest source for scholarships for women in California.
The Miss California Organization (MCO) operates within the guidelines of the Miss America organization while stressing individuality, personal development, communication skills and physical fitness. MCO has no salaried employees. Participants in its programs are not required to pay entry fees of any kind. MCO has awarded more than $6.75 million in cash and academic scholarships at the state and local level, since 1979.
* Scholarship Associates is a 501C3 charitable foundation.