UNCASVILLE, Conn. – The Miss America Organization, the nation’s oldest women’s competition and a leading provider of scholarships for women in the United States, is excited to announce that tickets are on sale for the upcoming Miss America Competition. The next Miss America will be crowned on Thursday, Dec. 15, at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn. Tickets for the preliminary competitions start at $50, and tickets for the final competition start at $85, both can be purchased at MissAmerica.org/2023-Miss-America-Competition.
The 51 outstanding young women vying for the job of Miss America will begin their competition week on Monday, Dec. 12, with the first evening of preliminary competition followed by round two of preliminary competition on Tuesday, Dec. 13. On Wednesday, Dec. 14, there will be a celebration event in the evening, and the competition will culminate with the crowning of Miss America 2023 on Thursday, Dec. 15.
Among the candidates is Lindsay Fincher of Wedowee, who will compete as Miss Alabama. Fincher is a graduate of Handley High School and the University of Alabama, where she earned the title of Miss University of Alabama.
“We’re delighted to be returning to our home at Mohegan Sun as we prepare to crown our next Miss America,” said Shantel Krebs, Miss America Organization board chair. “For over 100 years, we have been committed to empowering the advocates and leaders of tomorrow. Our program provides young women the opportunity to earn scholarships, grow their networks, learn valuable life and career skills, and make a difference in their communities.”
Reinforcing the motto of “top scholarship provider for women,” the organization is proud to announce it will award more than $500,000 in scholarships during its Miss America competition week Dec. 12-15. The Miss America Organization awards more than $5 million in cash scholarships each year and millions more in-kind per year to the thousands of participants through national, state and local programs. In December 2021 alone, the total cash bestowed to the 51 candidates at the Miss America competition reached a historic high, totaling $435,500.
“With nearly two-thirds of student loan debt in the United States carried by women, the Miss America Organization is proud to continue its long-standing tradition of providing scholarships for young women to further their education.” continued Krebs.
For more information on the Miss America Organization, go to missamerica.org. For more information on candidate registration, please visit missamerica.org/signup.
About the Miss America Organization
Since its founding in 1921, The Miss America Organization continues to be one of the most recognizable household names in America empowering young women through education, professional development, advocacy, and community service. The Organization awards more than $5 million dollars in cash scholarships and millions more in-kind per year through its Teen and College divisions at the local, state and national levels. The organization is made up of more than 1,200 licensed local programs under its 50 state organizations and the District of Columbia.
For more information, visit www.missamerica.org. Follow “The Miss America Organization” on social media
About Mohegan Sun
Owned by Mohegan, Mohegan Sun is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States. Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to two unique casinos, 1,600 deluxe hotel rooms, two world-class spas, a golf course, more than 70 shops, restaurants and bars, as well as three award-winning entertainment venues, including a 10,000-seat arena. Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @mohegansun, view us on YouTube and find us on Snapchat at username MoheganSun.