Give the Gift of Scholarship

Preparation Tip:


​​Talent Music Accompaniment Information!
Remember you must keep your talent at 90 seconds or less. We highly recommend that you utilize a professional background accompaniment track  rather than attempting to "cut and paste." This is especially important for vocalists. You should search the music catalog companies for pre-cut musical  accompaniment tapes. There are excellent music companies that cater to talent and pageant competitions, producing popular songs at 90 seconds. We have included their web links below. Make sure you order the correct time as the companies have both original tracks and edited versions down to the 90 seconds. They are very economical and can change the key to accommodate your vocal range. Make sure that you ask the Local Director what format  you should submit for your music. Musical Creations also allows for MP3 files to be downloaded off their  site for an economical fee.www.musicalcreations.com / www.omegasound.com.


Pageant Phases of Competition:
 Competitions are scored on a scale of 1 through 10 using whole numbers only.

  • Interview – 25%
    • Suggested wardrobe: a simple dress or pantsuit that would be appropriate  for a job interview.
  • Talent – 30% (Talent must not exceed 90 seconds)
    • Suggested wardrobe: An outfit that represents your talent and that you feel comfortable performing in.
  • Evening Wear – 15%
    • Suggested wardrobe: An evening gown that makes you feel beautiful and that you can comfortably walk in.
  • Lifestyle and Fitness in Swimsuit – 10%
    • Suggested wardrobe: The swimsuit may be a one or two-piece swimsuit of any color and cut you prefer.  Please, nothing too revealing!
  • On-Stage Question – 20%
    • You will wear your a simple outfit that will fit our theme, it may be your interview outfit, etc.  You will be given ample opportunity to prepare.
    • On-Stage Questions will be based on your personal platform statement

Follow these steps to become the next Miss Boston or Miss Cambridge:
Applications are OPEN NOW.


Step 1: Submit your inquiry to info@missboston.org stating your name, age, and some information about yourself. You must do this even if you have already begun completing the application or plan to submit it soon.

Step 2: Contestants will need to prepare the following competition documents to submit with the application:

  •  Contestant Resume (click here for instructions, template & sample)         
  •  Platform (Community Service) Essay (click here for instructions, template & sample)    
  •  Recent Headshot (at least 1000x1000 pixels)
  •  Program Book Advertisement: (8.5x11" black and white ad) This is NOT optional. Ads are due 1/10/17.  Ideally you should submit the ad WITH the application, so we won't have to email about this. But you may upload a word document indicating who the ad will be from and when it will arrive to us.  Ads sent after 1/1/17 should be emailed to rocky@missboston.org -
  • If you would like you ad custom designed by our graphic designer, contact Rocky to arrange this. There is an additional $25 charge for this service.
  •  Talent music - mp3 file


Step 3: Complete the contestant application at the top of  this page.

Step 4: Contestants will also need to complete the Contestant Contract and have it notarized prior to orientation if possible. We will have several Notary Publics available on orientation day just in case.

  • Miss Boston/Cambridge Pageant

will be held on February 5, 2017


Applications for the 2017 Pageant ARE NOW CLOSED!!!



The Miss Boston Scholarship Organization is seeking the next
Miss Boston & Miss Cambridge! 

Becoming Miss Boston or Miss Cambridge is a prestigious and once-in-a-lifetime experience. We welcome returning contestants as well as new young ladies interested in scholarship and community service opportunities. Our program has a legacy of success in the community as well as at the Miss Massachusetts pageant. As we move into our 9th season under this leadership team we celebrate 12 young women who have held one of those titles.

Competitive highlights include:

Miss Boston 2010 Ashely Rizzo-2nd Runner Up

Miss Boston 2011 Sara Carlisle- Miracle Maker Scholarship

Miss Boston 2013 Morgan Berg- Top 10

Miss Cambridge 2013 Carrie Sunde- Top 10

Miss Boston 2014 Meagan Fuller- 3rd Runner Up, Won Miss Massachusetts in 2015

Miss Cambridge 2014 Michelle Nigro- Top 11 & People's Choice

Miss Cambridge 2015 Samantha Hawkins- Preliminary Talent Winner 2nd Runner Up

Miss Boston 2016 Maggie Markham- Top 11

Miss Cambridge 2016 Alissa Musto- Preliminary Talent Winner, Miss America Service Award

Winner Miss Massachusetts 2016

Top 15 Semifinalist at Miss America 2017


 If you are interested in becoming the NEXT Miss Boston or Miss Cambridge, please see the eligibility information below:

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be at least 17 but no older than 24 as of December 31, 2017.
  • Single, never been married, without children.
  • Live, work full time, or attend school full time in Massachusetts (if using residency, must have lived in Massachusetts for 6 months as of 2/5/2017)
  • Be at least a high school senior.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Be able to meet the time commitment and responsibilities as set forth by the Miss Boston Scholarship Organization should you win one of the titles.
  • The candidates must be available to serve from crowning in February until February of the following year. Each will also compete in the Miss Massachusetts Scholarship Pageant in June. As the Miss Boston Scholarship Organization supports education, every effort will be made to accommodate their school schedule.
Benefits of competing for Miss Boston:


​​Earn Scholarships
Many young women like you are looking for a way to pay for their college education. The Miss America Organization is one of the nation's leading  achievement programs and the world's largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women. Last year, the Miss America Organization and its state and local organizations made available more than $45 million in cash and scholarship assistance. This assistance is not just for the handful of young  women who become Miss America, but is available to the over 12,000 young women who compete in the state and local competitions as well.

Make A Difference
Our program provides a forum for raising awareness and affecting change for social issues that are important to you. In addition, The Children's Miracle Network is the official national platform of the Miss America Organization. As a contestant you must work with this organization and help in the  effort of raising funds for CMN. Please visit www.missamerica4kids.org to register today!

Gain Experience
Whatever your career or academic goals, the skills you’ll acquire through the Miss America Organization will help ready you for real world challenges.


Create Opportunities
Showcase your talents...be recognized for your knowledge and abilities...meet influential people.

Step 5: Complete your fundraising requirements for Children's Miracle Network. Please visit www.missamerica4kids.orgto register, setup your page and start fundraising. Please make sure you select pageant year "2018" as CMN operates under the year of the next Miss America.


Step 6: Learn more about the pageant workshop being held TBD. 


Additional Contestant Requirements:

  • All contestants must raise a minimum of $100 for the Children's Miracle Network.
  • All contestants must submit a refundable competition deposit of $100.
  • All contestants must sell a minimum of one program book ad for $150 (8.5x11" black and white) you may sell additional ad pages at the same value, OR sell the ad page for MORE money to a business and use the difference to offset your entry fee/ticket minimum. Our graphic designer will custom design your ad  for you for an additional $25

  • All contestants must sell a minimum of 10 tickets to the event. Tickets will go on sale 12/1/2016
  • All contestants must attend the pre-pageant orientation January 21st in Boston.
  • All contestants must attend a pre-pageant rehearsal TBD.
  • All contestants must report to the Omni Parker House on Sunday, Feb 5 at 7:30AM for pageant day.

Touch the hearts and the lives of young women across the Commonwealth and help provide a direction for their future