Our Scholarships and Mission Statement

The Miss Iowa Scholarship Program's mission is to provide scholarship awards within a competitive system designed to enhance educational and career opportunities for young women.  While encouraging young women to serve as positive role models through service and personal development, the Miss Iowa Scholarship Program provides exposure to experiences that personal confidence, showcase talents, and serve the community.

EDUCATION is our goal!

The Miss Iowa Scholarship Program is a non-profit organization solely dependent on grants and contributions from businesses, organizations, individuals, and special event fundraisers, to support the scholarship awards and operation expenses of the Miss Iowa program. Your contributions play a vital role as we continue to offer college scholarships to some of the most outstanding young women of Iowa. Thank YOU for contributing to our success.



  • Miss Iowa 2016 $10,000 from Miss Iowa Scholarship Program plus $500 from the Kathy Curry Medhus Scholarship Fund-Kelly Koch
  • 1st Runner-Up $1900 – Johannah Vittetoe
  • 2nd Runner-Up $1700 – Jessica Baker
  • 3rd Runner-Up $1500 – Meredith Olson
  • 4th Runner-Up $1300 – Molly Schunicht
  • Finalists (5 @ $525)-Maddison Lange, Anna Masengarb, Molly McDonnell, Christy Scimeca, and Allison Gerstenberger

    The seven non-finalist each receive $400 from Miss Iowa Scholarship Program.


  • The Miss America State Community Service Award $1000 - Johannah Vittetoe
  • The Jack and Gayle Broderick Miss Iowa Community Service Award $1000 – Allison Gerstenberger
  • The Miss America State Academic Award $1000 – Kaylee Jones
  • SHELDON SITRICK Overall Interview Award $500 - Emma Haselhuhn
  • DAVENPORT KIWANIS Non-Finalist Interview Award $500 - Emma Haselhuhn
  • LUCKY LANG, REALTOR® Preliminary Talent Awards, (2 @ $200 each)-Molly Schunicht and Kelly Koch
  • LUCKY LANG, REALTOR® Non-Finalist Talent Award $200 - Paige Siegworth
  • JENNIFER NEAL LINTZ Thursday Preliminary Lifestyle and Fitness Award $100-Johannah Vittetoe
  • LOCALS’ ASSOCIATION Friday Preliminary Lifestyle and Fitness Award $100-Jessica Baker
  • JESSICA PRAY Vocal Scholarship (Awarded to Miss or Teen) $100 - Molly Schunicht
  • COMPUTER MEDIC OF IOWA Social Media Award $100 Christy Scimeca
  • MIRACLE MAKER Award from Children’s Miracle Network Trophy -Johannah Vittetoe
  • LOCALS’ ASSOCIATION Applause Award Plaque - Lexi Marek
  • Spirit of Miss Iowa Award Plaque - Lexi Marek
  • People’s Choice Award Plaque - Johannah Vittetoe


  • Miss Iowa’s Outstanding Teen $1,000-Julia Campbell
  • 1st Runner-up – Michaela Rader $350
  • 2nd Runner-up – Makenzi Marek $300
  • 3rd Runner-up – Sophia Aguirre $250
  • 4th Runner-up – Riley Frohwein $200

The seven non-finalists each receive $50 from Miss Iowa Scholarship Program.


  • NINA YU Preliminary Talent Awards (2 @$75) -Michaela Rader and Makenzi Marek
  • LOCALS’ ASSOCIATION Preliminary Fitness Awards (2@ $50) -Julia Campbell and Sophia Aguirre
  • PAULI MAYFIELD ESCOBEDO Overall Interview Award $125-Julia Campbell
  • Academic Excellence Award $100 – Julia Campbell
  • Non Finalist Talent Winner $ 50 – Erica Barnett
  • COMPUTER MEDIC OF IOWA Social Media Award $100-Michaela Rader
  • LOCALS’ ASSOCIATION Applause Award Plaque – Erica Barnett
  • People’s Choice Award Plaque – Julia Campbell
  • Spirit of Miss Iowa’s Outstanding Teen Award Plaque – Julia Campbell
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