Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Contestants Earn Hollins Scholarships

outstandingteenHollins University joined with the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen (MAOTeen) organization, one of the top scholarship providers for teen girls in the United States, to offer scholarship awards at MAOTeen’s annual competition, held August 13 – 17 in Orlando, Florida.

As part of the MAOTeen In-Kind Scholarship Program, Hollins made available a four-year, renewable, full-tuition scholarship to the winner of this year’s event as well as to the MAOTeen Scholastic Excellence Award Winner.

The university also offered a four-year, renewable, half-tuition scholarship to any MAOTeen contestant with a minimum 3.25 high school GPA and a minimum 24 ACT composite score or 1100 SAT total score in critical reading and math only.

In addition, Hollins presented a $25,000 renewable tuition scholarship and a chance to compete for an increased scholarship at the Batten Scholarship competition to contestants with a minimum 3.75 high school GPA and a minimum 28 ACT composite score or 1250 SAT total score in critical reading and math only.

Andolyn Medina and Cecili Weber (pictured above), members of Hollins’ incoming class of 2017, represented the university at this year’s MAOTeen competition. Medina was crowned Miss Virginia’s Outstanding Teen in 2012, while Weber was Miss Ohio’s Outstanding Teen in 2010 and is currently the state’s Miss Capital City. She was named first runner-up in the Miss Ohio scholarship pageant in July.

MAOTeen is the “little sister” organization of the Miss America Scholarship Organization. This not-for-profit program has made available more than $4 million in college scholarships nationally to young women from 13 to 17 years of age.