The Miss Rhode Island Scholarship Pageant is an official preliminary for the Miss America Competition.

The Miss America program exists to provide personal and professional opportunities for young women to promote their voices in culture, politics and the community. It provides a forum for today’s young women to express their viewpoints, talents and accomplishments to audiences during the telecast and to the public-at-large during the ensuing year. Almost all contestants have either received, or are in the process of earning either college or postgraduate degrees, and utilize Miss Rhode Island and Miss America scholarship grants to further their education.

Read more about the history of the Miss Rhode Island Scholarship Program.