|The Miss American Scholarship Program is
an excellent opportunity for young women across the United States to earn scholarship money, achieve personal and professional
goals, while providing a forum to express opinions, talents, and intelligence.
The first step is the local level and the Miss Oswego County Scholarship
program has opened the door for young women in our area for the past 29 years. It is now up to you to take the next step!
If you are interested in becoming a contestant in the Miss Oswego County
Scholarship Pageant, please read the important information below:
Have a question? Please contact the Miss Oswego
County Executive Director, Thom Denely at
| Eligibility Requirements|
The Miss Oswego County
Scholarship program is open to any young woman who:
is at least 17 as of
the January 27, 2006 and no older than 24 on September 30, 2006; AND
is a citizen of the U.S.; AND
is an Oswego County high school senior or graduate; OR (b) has been a resident
of Oswego County for 6 months before the date of the pageant; OR (c) has been an employee
(40 hrs. per week) in Oswego County for 6 months before the date of the pageant; OR (d) is
a college student who has completed one semester as a full time student (minimum 12 credit hours) at SUNY Oswego or another
educational institute in Oswego County and who is currently registered as a full time student at SUNY Oswego or
another educational institute in Oswego County and no more than 6 months has elapsed between the first semester and the
| Competition Requirements|
| Platform Issue|
A significant part of the Miss America Scholarship Program is the
contestants involvement in their community. Each contestant competing at the local, state and national level must choose an
issue in which they care deeply about and this is of relevance to our country.
Each Contestant is required to write three essays about her platform,
here are the three questions that will need to be answered:
Clearly define the platform issue to which you are sincerely committed and for which you will be an activist during
your year of service.
What, if any, are your most significant accomplishments to date in regard to your platform issue?
Specifically, what do you wish to accomplish during your year of service as an activist for your platform.