To become Miss California Scholar, a candidate must first win a local preliminary competition to compete to represent her state, a process requiring personal commitment, hard work and dedication.

Are you interested in participating in this year’s Miss California Scholar & Miss California Teen Scholar Competition?

At this time, we are offering some local titles in a traditional competition and some in an online competition for our Class of 2020. Please refer to our Local Scholar Listing for specific details.

Each Online Competition candidate will be required to participate in the following phases of competition with the selection committee:

  • FaceTime Personal Interview
  • Resume Submission
  • Essay Submission
  • Academic Achievement
  • Social Media
  • Headshot

Traditional Pageant Competitions will participate in the following phases:

  • Personal Interview with Selection Committee
  • Spirit of Fun Fashion
  • Evening Wear
  • Onstage Question
  • Academic Achievement
  • Pre Pageant Participation

Step 1:

Complete the Online Application here

Step 2:

Please follow the following Resume Format

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Pay the $25.00 Application Fee here

Eligibility Requirements
Miss Candidates

  • Must be a US Citizen or Legal Resident
  • At Least 18 years of age by State Competition
    Not 26 by State Competition
  • High school graduate or equivalent on the first day of State Competition.
  • Female, never married and never have had children.
  • Legal resident of California for at least three (3) months prior to local competition.
  • Must meet the specific geographic and/or other eligibility requirements for the local competition.

Eligibility Requirements
Teen Candidates

  • Must be a US Citizen or Legal Resident
  • At Least 13 years of age by State Competition
    No more than 17 by State Competition
  • High school student by State Competition.
  • Female, never married and never have had children.
  • Legal resident of California for at least three (3) months prior to local competition.
  • Must meet the specific geographic and/or other eligibility requirements for the local competition.

Eligibility Requirements
Jr. Teen Candidates

  • Must be a US Citizen or Legal Resident
  • At Least 10 years of age by State Competition
    No more than 13 by State Competition
  • High school student by State Competition.
  • Female, never married and never have had children.
  • Legal resident of California for at least three (3) months prior to local competition.
  • Must meet the specific geographic and/or other eligibility requirements for the local competition.

Eligibility Requirements
Little Sisters (Non Competition)

  • Must be a US Citizen or Legal Resident
  • 4-9 Years of Age by State Competition
  • Legal resident of California for at least three (3) months prior to local competition.