2023 Miss Scholarship Awards—Education is our goal

Scholarship awards are the backbone of the Miss Michigan Scholarship Program. The scholarship fund provides educational opportunities to many young women across the State of Michigan. The opportunity to contribute to the scholarship fund is offered statewide.


The following cash scholarships are awarded to an accredited college of the winners choice upon enrollment.

Miss Michigan
$10,000 Maya Schuhknecht
Miss First Runner-Up
$4,000 Izzy Wallace
Miss Second Runner-Up
$3,000 Cecilia Petrush
Miss Third Runner-Up
$2,000 Kaitlyn Schleis
Miss Fourth Runner-Up
$1,500 Breckyn Bussey
Miss Semi-Finalists
$1,000 (each) Brooklynn Lambert, Indigo Dudley, Lauren Mroczek, lacy Jewell, Riana Hardyniec, Hannah Palmer
Miss Non-Finalist Candidates
$500 (each)
Miss Preliminary Talent Award (Thursday)
Sponsored by Miya Rollenhagen in memory of her mother Flo Cassell
$500 Cecilia Petrush
Vivian Zhong Preliminary Talent Award (Thursday)
$500 Breckyn Bussey
Miss Kirsten Haglund On-Stage Question Award (Thursday)
Sponsored by our Local Executive Directors
$250 Izzy Wallace
Miss Non-Finalist Talent Award (Saturday)
Sponsored by Mr. & Mrs. Michael Olthoff
$500 Laurel Hammis
Miss Non-Finalist Interview Award (Saturday)
Sponsored by the McKendry Family in memory of John McKendry Jr.
$250 Laurel Hammis
Pam Eldred Community Health Scholarship
In Memory of her sister Melanie
$1,000 Rylee Clairday
Kaye Lani Rae Rafko-Wilson Community Service Award
In Memory of David Biniecki
$500 Izzy Wallace
Miss Congeniality Award
Sponsored by Bob Scolnik In memory of Merle Nancy Scolnik
$500 Mikaela Bannon
Miss Excellence in Interview Award
Sponsored by Miya Rollenhagen in memory of her mother Flo Cassell
$500 Indigo Dudley
The Shelley Taylor Lead-With-Your-Heart Award
Sponsored by the Local Directors in memory of Shelley Taylor
$500 Riana Hardyniec
S.T.E.A.M. Award
Sponsored by Kurt Pieczynski–RE/MAX West
$1000 Lauren Mroczek
In-Kind Award
Viper Apparel
Official Competition Wear
In-Kind Award
Jaclyn Armstrong Photography
Photography Services
In-Kind Award
Pure Barre - Ann Arbor Downtown
Fitness Services
2023 College In-Kind Scholarships (Must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student of the college providing the scholarship.)
In-Kind College Scholarship
Sherman College of Chiropractic - Tuition for Miss Michigan
Full Scholarship
In-Kind College Scholarship
Saginaw Valley State University
$500

Miss Michigan’s competition and appearance wardrobe is proudly provided by Viper Apparel, Bridgeport, MI.