Miss America 2013 Mallory Hagan and Miss America Chairman and CEO Sam Haskell hosted an afternoon briefing Tuesday on Capitol Hill to discuss the Miss America Organization’s education initiatives. The event included an update on the organization’s efforts to advocate for the importance of higher education and, in particular, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) for young women.
The Miss America Foundation, Inc. is the world’s largest provider of assistance to young women, totaling more than $45 million in scholarships each year. Twelve thousand young women, in towns and cities across this country, participate in this program yearly to compete for scholarships that they will use for their education.
Sam Haskell announced a new STEM scholarship for Miss America program participants. He also announced a new leadership role for MAO Board Member Tammy Haddad, who was named president of development for the Miss America Foundation, Inc.
Source: Miss America Organization