Miss Buffalo will not only serve as a role model for young women and as an ambassador for the Miss America Organization, she will also urge young women to develop their leadership skills and to take an active role in their communities.

Crown for the 2017 Miss Buffalo New York Competition

Established in 1930, the Miss Buffalo Scholarship Organization provides opportunities for young women to achieve their personal and professional ambitions.  Contestants also participate in community service activities and develop leadership skills that help them excel in their chosen career and life goals.  A not-for-profit affiliate of the Miss America Organization, the Miss Buffalo Organization has made thousands of dollars available in scholarships and in-kind funds to young women.  Winners of the annual Miss Buffalo Competition are eligible to compete in the Miss New York State competition, held every year in Staten Island in May.

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The Miss Buffalo is a 501(c)3 non-profit organizations and The Miss America Organization, a 501(c)4 non-profit organization, is the nation’s leading advocate for women’s education and the largest provider of scholarship assistance to young women in the United States, awarding millions of dollars annually.  The Miss America Organization is comprised 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 millions for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Miss America scholarships.