Atlantic City, NJ (September 5, 2016) – The Miss America Foundation, Inc., announced today Katie Harman Ebner as the inaugural recipient of its new Former Miss America Discretionary Scholarship. The scholarship was established to empower Former Miss America’s to continue their education after their ten-year scholarship window expires. As the inaugural recipient, Miss America 2002 Katie Harman Ebner, will receive up to $10,000 in scholarship assistance to continue her studies at Southern Oregon University’s renowned Oregon Center for the Arts.
“We are thrilled to announce Katie Harman Ebner as the inaugural recipient of the Former Miss America Discretionary Scholarship,” said Sam Haskell, MAO’s Executive Chairman and Trustee of the Miss America Foundation. “Women like Katie from across the country are returning to school to pursue their educational goals, and we at the Miss America Foundation are proud to support this important initiative.”
The Miss America Foundation, Inc., is committed to empowering women from all walks of life to further their education and achieve their career goals by providing quality scholarship assistance.

About The Miss America Foundation (MAF)
The Miss America Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, proudly offers academic and community-based scholarships for undergraduate and graduate studies, as well as endowed scholarships for those young women attending medical school, working in special areas for military service awareness, and in the performing arts.
About The Miss America Organization (MAO)
The Miss America Organization, a 501(c)4 non-profit organization, oversees a national network of 52 licensed organizations, including all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. Miss America contestants contribute tens of thousands of community service hours annually and have raised over $14 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Miss America scholarships since 2007.

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