The Miss Gainesville and Miss Florida Gator Scholarship Pageant is a not-for-profit organization that receives no public or government funding, relying on contributions from generous members of the community and local business owners. Scholarships provide opportunities to talented and intelligent women right in our North Central Florida community. Donations of in-kind are a tremendous help and are used to support the Titleholder(s). Funds raised go toward scholarships for the titleholder(s), the costs of preparing our titleholders for the Miss Florida and Outstanding Teen state competitions, and assit with the overall costs of producing the pageant itself.
With a passion for leaders, the Miss Gainesville and Miss Florida Gator Scholarship Pageant is an official local franchise of the Miss America Organization, one of the nation’s leading achievement programs and one of the world’s largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women. Last year, the Miss America Organization and its state and local organizations made available millions in cash and scholarship assistance.
Participating in the Miss America system helps young women pay for college and prepare for a career through hands-on leadership; all while gaining life experience, working on issues of importance to society, enhancing personal and professional skills and developing artistic expression.
A network of female leaders supporting one another across
Making a difference through personal platforms is at our core.
Women who currently live, work, or go to school in any region of Florida are eligible for any of these titles. Contestants must be able to prove that they live, work, or are enrolled in school in Florida.
To uphold the unique tradition of the Miss America Organization competition, celebrating women in the arts with academic and professional training scholarships. Making a difference through personal platforms is at our core. From lobbying on Senate floors to developing workshops in classrooms, we seek to enable women to expand their civic impact and reach