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Awards and Prizes

 
The following awards and prizes were made available to contestants
in the 2017 Miss Gastonia Scholarship Pageant:
 

Miss Gastonia and Miss Gaston County receive:

  • $1,000 college scholarship
  • wardrobe/travel allowance
  • flowers and plaque
  • official Miss America local preliminary crown and sash
  • official Miss America crown box

The first runner-up receives a $200 scholarship and plaque

The second runner-up receives a $100 scholarship and plaque

 

All non-finalists receive a $50 scholarship

 

TALENT AWARD

$50 scholarship and plaque

 

SWIMSUIT AWARD

$50 scholarship and plaque

 

ETHA HAWKINS BUMGARDNER CONGENIALITY AWARD

$50 scholarship and plaque

Given by Todd Hagans in memory of his aunt


The Outstanding Teen winners receive:

  • official Outstanding Teen local preliminary crown and sash
  • $200 paid toward state pageant entry fee
  • wardrobe/travel allowance
  • flowers and plaque
  • official Outstanding Teen crown box

The first runner-up receives a $100 cash prize and plaque
The second runner-up receives a $50 cash prize and plaque

The non-finalists receive a $25 cash prize
The talent award winner receives a $25 cash prize and plaque

 

 

Gift Certificates
Gift certificates are available to Miss Gastonia, Miss Gaston County, and
the Outstanding Teens from the following businesses and individuals:

  • Gregory Ellenburg
  • Foxy Lady
  • Cathy Layton-Aupied (Dance Instruction)
  • Spa South
  • Isabella Grape
  • Crossfit Belmont  

 

In-Kind Scholarships

This year, local colleges, universities, and trade schools are providing in-kind scholarships totaling more than $143,000 to the Miss Gastonia program.  Contestants must meet eligibility and admission requirements.

 

Gardner-Webb University

a $60,000 scholarship to the winner and a $40,000 scholarship to the first runner-up - $100,000 total

 

Cleveland Community College

a full-tuition scholarship valued at $5,052 to the winner and the first runner-up, $10,104 total

 

Belmont Abbey College

an $8,000 scholarship to the winner and a $4,000 scholarship to the first runner-up - $12,000 total

 

Paul Mitchell - The School, Gastonia

a $19,900 full scholarship

 

Gaston College

a $1,500 scholarship to the winner 

 

Thank you for making in-kind scholarships available to our contestants!

 



College Websites

Gardner-Webb University
www.gardner-webb.edu

Cleveland Community College
www.clevelandcc.edu

Belmont Abbey College
www.belmontabbeycollege.edu

Paul Mitchell - The School, Gastonia
www.paulmitchell.edu/gastonia

Gaston College
www.gaston.edu



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