Miss Wisconsin Scholarships and Awards

You can become a part of the Miss Wisconsin Organization by providing scholarships or awards through the program.

It is only with the support of our contributors that it is possible to continue this program of providing scholarships for higher education to thousands of young women from every part of Wisconsin.

We are proud of our association with the Miss America Organization.  For more information about in-kind scholarships and the Miss Wisconsin Organization, please email: info@misswisconsin.org.  Thank you!


Miss Wisconsin 2023

$12,000 Scholarship – Miss Wisconsin Organization
$500 Scholarship – Angela Gina Baldi Bartell

  • Official Miss Wisconsin Crown – Joya Zamora Santarelli
  • Official Crown Box – Courtney Pelot Hansen
  • Official Miss Wisconsin Sash – Kimberly Sawyer
  • Commemorative Award*
  • Floral Bouquet – Robin’s Nest Floral
  • Opportunity to compete at the 2023 Miss America Competition*
  • Delegate Orientation* – With contribution from McKenna Collins Gantz
  • National Competition Red Carpet Wardrobe – Dressed In Time
  • Alterations for the National On-Stage Competition – Dave Alban LTD
  • Styling and Wardrobe Consulting – Tom Preston & The Look Total Concept Salon
  • Competition and Fashion Photography – Watrous Photography
  • Complimentary Services, Wisconsin Institute of Plastic Surgery, Tina Sauerhammer Dean, MD
  • Use of Miss Wisconsin vehicle for appearances*
  • Fuel by Kwik Trip
  • Vehicle Insurance & Maintenance Donation – Grace Stanke
  • Travel Expense Donation – Stephanie Klett
  • Luggage Set – Jeanie Pfeiffer Hatfield
  • Kendra Scott Necklace – Jennifer Schmidt
  • Beautycounter Makeup & Skincare Package – Kristina Smaby Schoh
  • Savvy Minerals by Young Living Makeup Package – Jayme Dawicki
  • Young Living Package – Jayme Dawicki
  • Custom Thank You Cards – Tianna Vanderhei Goldberg

2023 Semi-Finalist Scholarships

First Runner-Up
$3,000 Scholarship – Miss Wisconsin Organization Commemorative Award

Second Runner-Up
$1,500 Scholarship – Miss Wisconsin Organization Commemorative Award

Third Runner-Up
$1,250 Scholarship – Miss Wisconsin Organization Commemorative Award

Fourth Runner-Up 
$1,000 Scholarship – Miss Wisconsin Organization Commemorative Award

5 Semi-Finalists
$500 Scholarship – Miss Wisconsin Organization Commemorative Award

Miss Wisconsin Preliminary Winners
Talent: $500 Scholarship – Each Contributed by Tracy and Zach Wusterbarth
Evening Wear: $250 Scholarship – Each Contributed by Jennifer Streblow Hock

All Non-Finalists
$250 Scholarship*

2023 Additional Scholarships

Non-Finalist Talent Award
$1000 Scholarship 
Contributed by Mary Louise Kurey Hengesbaugh in memory of her Dad, Dr. Thomas J. Kurey

Non-Finalist Interview Award
$500 Scholarship
Contributed by Dr. Tina Sauerhamer Dean

Overall Interview Award
$300 Scholarship 
Contributed by Barbara Best

Debbie Hoeft Memorial Overall Vocalist Award
$200 Scholarship 
Established by Debbie Hoeft

Jean L. Anderson Overall Evening Wear Award
$400 Scholarship 
Established by Ron Anderson and Joe Neumaier in memory of Jean L. Anderson, Lady of Style, Grace and Elegance

The John & Laverne Schmitt Scholarship
$1,000 Scholarship
Awarded to a contestant pursuing a career in Business or Healthcare. Contributed by Dr. Carol Schmitt Dickert

The Tom Skogen Memorial Hometown Pride Scholarship 
$1,000 Scholarship 
Established by Kristina Schoh, Marna Holley, and Sally Stinson

People’s Choice Internet Vote Winner
$600 Scholarship – Miss Wisconsin Organization 

S.T.E.M. Award
$500 Scholarship
Awarded to a contestant majoring in the science, technology, engineering or math fields. Contributed by Meghan Coffey DeMore

Marketing/Communications (MarCom) Award 
$500 Scholarship
Awarded to the contestant with the most effective social media campaign promoting the Miss Wisconsin Competition. Contributed by Mary and Andy Gronik

IGNITE! Scholarship
$300 Scholarship 
Awarded to the Miss or Teen Contestant who lead the way in state fundraising. In memory of Kay Ranieri by her family

Michael E. Schmal Memorial Miss Congeniality Award
$250 Scholarship 
Contributed by the Schmal family

Ryan Guy Memorial Music Scholarship
$100 Scholarship
Awarded to a contestant(s) who is in college majoring in music. Either vocal or instrumental.
Contributed by Deb Guy and Scott Dorman


*Miss Wisconsin Organization

Thank you to all of our scholarship contributors

For more information about in-kind scholarships and the Miss Wisconsin Organization, please e-mail: info@misswisconsin.org.

Information posted on this page is subject to change.