About the Miss Clarendon Scholarship Pageant
The Miss Clarendon Scholarship Pageant was founded in 2012 as an official preliminary to Miss South Carolina. The Miss South Carolina pageant is the largest provider of scholarships to young women in the state, and is a division of the Miss America Organization, which combined with its 1,500 state and local pageant affiliates, comprises the largest single source of scholarship funds available to young women in the world. The first Miss South Carolina crowned Miss America was Marian McKnight of Manning in 1957. The Miss South Carolina Scholarship Organization, as well as the Miss Clarendon Scholarship Pageant, operates within the guidelines of the Miss America Organization to promote individuality, personal development, communication skills, and physical fitness.
The Miss Clarendon Scholarship Pageant, as an affiliate of the Miss South Carolina organization, offers two competitions: Miss Clarendon Teen and Miss Clarendon. Contestants ages 13-17 may compete in the Miss Clarendon Teen division. Contestants ages 17-24 will vie for the Miss Clarendon title.