FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 24, 2018
The Miss Nebraska Scholarship Program will award a record-breaking $70,000 in cash scholarships, gifts and services, and will offer an additional $1.4 million in in-kind scholarships to the new Miss Nebraska 2018 and state contestants.
Thanks to the continued support of several donors throughout Nebraska, the organization continues to be one of the leading providers of scholarships and opportunities to our state’s most talented, intelligent, and driven young women.
The prize package for the new Miss Nebraska 2018 includes a new car for her year of service, courtesy of Bill Summers of North Platte; a wardrobe package valued at more than $9,000; esthetic services, personal training and nutrition guidance throughout the year; and cash scholarships totaling at least $10,000. Click here to see the complete prize package for Miss Nebraska 2018. Business sponsors include nationally recognized Jenn Cady Photography, Black Swan Dress Boutique, Kandice Pelletier Swimwear. Mr. George Garlick continues his unprecedented support of the Miss Nebraska Scholarship Program, funding our state titleholder’s travel to schools across Nebraska during her year of service. Click here to see a full list of 2018 sponsors.
Each of the 15 contestants competing for the title of Miss Nebraska will receive at least $1,000 in cash scholarships, in addition to nightly cash scholarships awarded for preliminary awards. All 15 contestants will also be offered college scholarships at several institutions throughout Nebraska and beyond, including an estimated $1.1 million in in-kind scholarships from Midland University; each contestant, regardless of finish, will be offered a minimum of $15,000 in scholarships annually when accepted and enrolled at Midland. Bellevue University, Mid-Plains Community College, Western Nebraska Community College, and St. Norbert University are all offering in-kind scholarships, totaling more than $300,000. Click here to see a full list of 2018 scholarships.
“We are thrilled to reward the hard work and inspiring attributes of our titleholders through these incredible scholarships,” said Megan Doughty, Vice President of the Miss Nebraska Scholarship Program and Scholarships Chair. “This is what our program is about; empowering young women to become the best versions of themselves, and many of these young women will graduate from college debt free as they pursue higher education and their career paths. We are extremely grateful for the support of our state colleges and universities, as well as our Nebraska businesses, who continuously support these women and our program.”
Miss Nebraska contestants will begin arriving in North Platte on June 3 for a full week of preparation and competition. Tickets for all three nights of competition, taking place June 7-9, are available for purchase online at www.missnebraska.org. For the second year, the 2018 Miss Nebraska Scholarship Competition will also be streamed live online around the world, available for purchase at www.missnebraska.org/2018-pageant-info.