4190 Layette Place, Culver City, CA  90232



A committee of business and community leaders who work year around under a franchise for Los Angeles County granted by the Miss California Scholarship Organization and The Miss America Organization.  Committee members are not remunerated or receive financial benefit in any manner a we are a not-for-profit group affiliated with a 501 (c) (3) organization.  We form part of a network of over 300,000 Miss America volunteers.


To provide opportunities for young American women to earn financial assistance in the form of monetary scholarship awards and in-kind scholarships to trade schools, colleges and universities as a means of achieving educational goals; to maintain a system of competition to find Miss America; to encourage participation in this program to enhance career opportunities through coaching of talents, physical fitness and communication skills; to produce positive role models representative of the contemporary American woman; to utilize the Miss America name to generally promote those issues of concern to the American woman: to encourage and promote the role of women in all aspects of our society; to encourage the spirit of good will, volunteerism, mentoring and community service with all of our contestants, committee members and the general public.


We produce the Miss Los Angeles County Pageant and the Miss Culver City Pageant as the annual preliminaries representing Los Angeles County to the Miss California Pageant in the Miss America system.  We recruit contestants from the wonderful State of California, help them prepare and rehearse and then coach and prepare Miss Los Angeles and Miss Culver City for the Miss California Pageant. Funds raised by this committee through the patronage of the local business community are awarded in educational scholarships and financial assistance to women in need over and above pageant expenses.  We award thousands of dollars as a part of over 30 million dollars of scholarship assistance awarded annually by the Miss America Organization.


Miss America was inaugurated in 1921 as a beauty pageant in Atlantic City.  Miss Los Angeles was founded in 1932. The scholarship foundation was established in 1945 and continues as our primary reason for being. Communications, volunteers and community service have become an integral part of the Miss America program in recent years to reflect the values of the contemporary women leaders of America.


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