Miss San Luis Obispo County announces competition date
–San Luis Obispo County will field its first Miss California and Miss America preliminary contest in over 16 years on Saturday, Feb 3, 2018. Open to women ages 13-25, the competition will be held at California Polytechnic State University’s Alex and Faye Spanos Theatre.
–Our organization is thrilled to offer young women the opportunity to represent our beautiful county at Miss California and Miss California’s Outstanding Teen,” said Ruth Wickham, executive director of the Miss San Luis Obispo County Scholarship Association. “San Luis Obispo is home to talented, intelligent, community minded people. We look forward to not only highlighting those qualities, but rewarding them with scholarship opportunities.”
The new Miss San Luis Obispo County is expected to earn a minimum $1,000 college scholarship, with $500 projected for the winner of Miss San Luis Obispo County’s Outstanding Teen. Additional scholarship awards will be awarded to each contestant that participates in the contest. At the state competition, Miss San Luis Obispo County will earn another minimum $750 scholarship. Cal Poly student Jillian Smith (representing Yosemite Valley) won the 2017 Miss California crown and a $25,000 scholarship this summer.
Miss San Luis Obispo County (ages 18-25) and Miss San Luis Obispo County’s Outstanding Teen (ages 13-17) are open to eligible residents of San Luis Obispo County and full time students at either Cal Poly San Luis Obispo or Cuesta College.
The Miss San Luis Obispo County Scholarship Association is an all-volunteer organization (IRS 501(c)(3) status pending), that strives to provide scholarship money, professional development and community service opportunities to the young women of San Luis Obispo County. A partner of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, contestants raise important funds to help support treatment for sick children. For more information please visit the Miss San Luis Obispo County Scholarship Association website.