The Miss North Dakota Scholarship Organization is a 501(c)3 and an official preliminary to the Miss America Scholarship Pageant, the world’s leading provider of scholarships to young women.

The purpose and commitment of the Miss North Dakota Scholarship Organization is to recognize potential, reward achievement and promote women throughout North Dakota by providing opportunities to develop interviewing and communication skills, enhance performance capability, encourage a healthy lifestyle, promote community involvement through service, and build self-esteem and self-confidence through competition. In addition, provide scholarship dollars to encourage women in North Dakota to continue their education in preparation for their future. 

At our state program in 2016, over $45,000 in scholarships were provided to the 21 contestants.


Miss North Dakota Board of Directors

Miss North Dakota Board of Directors

Miss North Dakota Board of Directors

Debbie Richter - President
       Kathy Jones - Executive Director
Marian Hamilton - Scholarship Chairperson
Cathy Kruse - Treasurer

Mark Jensen - Eastern Field Director
Georgia Becker-Bedwell - Talent Coordinator

Marilyn McGinley - Past President
B. Michael Quale - Miss North Dakota Pageant Producer
Jack Dyville - Miss North Dakota Pageant Producer
Ted Linseth

 SuAnn Olson
Marla Bean
Stephanie (Hamilton) Ahlfeldt
Lucy Wenko

Kari Cutting

Lavina Domagala
Allen Domagala
Murphy Lund

OTHER VOLUNTEERS
Ken Jones - School Tour Manager
Tessie Jones Schwanke - Marketing/Photographer/Webmaster
Rachel Richter - Communications Manager

PREP COMMITTEE
Rosie Sauvageau
Tessie Jones Schwanke
Jacqueline Johnson-Leister



Miss North Dakota Organization
PO Box 607
Williston, ND  58802-0607