Western New Mexico University Welcomed as Sponsor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Contact: Jessa Carmack

April 19 , 2018 jessacarmack@misscalifornia.org



(FRESNO, CA) Western New Mexico University, a public university located in Silver City, New Mexico, will be joining the team of scholarship donors for the Miss California Organization.

The University will offer Miss California 2018 and the Top 5 of the competition, full tuition and on-campus housing, renewable over four years. Miss California’s Outstanding Teen and the Top 5 teen contestants will also receive full tuition and on-campus housing, renewable over four years.

The contestants must meet admissions requirements and apply within one year of graduating High School or completing their Bachelors program.

“We are incredibly grateful for the generosity of Western New Mexico University. The opportunity to have a higher education is one of the main pillars of our organization and it is universities like WNMU that make that happen for our contestants.,” Audrey Valles, VP of Development, Miss California Organization.

The 2018 Miss California & Miss California’s Outstanding Teen state finals preliminary competition will take place at the Saroyan Theatre in Downtown Fresno, June 27-29, 2018. Miss California’s Outstanding Teen 2018 will be crowned on Friday, June 29th. Miss California 2018 will be crowned on Saturday, June 30th.

About the Miss California Organization:

The Miss California Scholarship Organization is a volunteer based 501c(3) non-profit organization which was founded in 1924. As the Official State Final to Miss America, the Miss California Organization has awarded more than $6 million in cash and academic scholarships Miss California Organization | since the competition made its home in Fresno in 1990. Nurturing an ideal of beauty that includes dignity, courage, intelligence, creative talent and kindness, the successful contestants demonstrate a genuine commitment to serving others. Every year the Miss California’s Outstanding Teen and Miss California contestants make significant contributions to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals by raising funds and spreading awareness throughout the state. To learn more, visit misscalifornia.org.

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About Western New Mexico University:

For 125 years, Western New Mexico University has served the people in its region as a comprehensive, rural, public body. As a Hispanic-Serving Institution and the state’s only public Applied Liberal Arts and Sciences University, WNMU is committed to developing cross-cultural opportunities that encourage people to explore new experiences. WNMU’s student body represents every segment of southwest New Mexico’s diverse population. Learn more about Western New Mexico University at wnmu.edu