Miss Placentia Miss Yorba Linda Scholarship Program


Presented by:

Union Bank

Placentia & Yorba Linda branches

Miss Placentia 2015 Court

L to R Michelle Jones 3rd Runner-up, Amanda Moore 2nd Runner-up, Cheyenne Kotick Miss Yorba Linda 2015, Kailee Hardy, Pooja-Accamma Somaiah Miss Placentia 2015

Empowering young women to achieve their educational, personal, and professional goals

Preliminary to Miss America and Miss America's Outstanding Teen

The Miss America Organization each year makes available over $45,000,000 in scholarship to young women across the country.

How can I get involved?

Become a Contestant            Become a Sponsor

Become a Little Sister            Become a Volunteer

Brief history of the Miss Placentia Scholarship Program

Our program has been crowning a Miss Placentia each year since 1934. We became associated with the Miss America Organization in 1976 and since that time we have awarded over $150,000 in scholarships to deserving young women. Miss Placentia, Miss Yorba Linda and Placentia's Outstanding Teen go on to compete for Miss California and California's Outstanding Teen, respectively.

Past Miss Placentias usually do very well at Miss California. Several have been in the top five. One has been Miss California, placing in the top 15 at Miss America. Placentia's Outstanding Teen 2007, Jordan Krinke, went on to be California's Outstanding Teen. A measure of the strength of our program is the fact that four of the last five years Placentia's Outstanding Teen has won overall interview at state. Our purpose in this program is to help young women achieve their educational and professional goals.

Photos courtesy of:

Jeff Ryan Photography  

Miss America logo Miss California logo

Local Support for Miss California provided by the generosity of the following sponsors:

VW of Garden Grove

Miss California car courtesy of VW of Garden Grove

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Promoting Mind, Body, Fitness, and Awareness 


Now Accepting Applications

Deadline October 16, 2015

Now accepting applications for Miss Placentia/Miss Yorba Linda 2016. The deadline is October 16th and space is strictly limited. Read more...


Pooja-Accamma Somaiah crowned Miss Placentia 2015

Pooja Somaiah Miss Placentia 2015

Pooja-Accamma Somaiah Miss Placentia 2015 Awarded $4,000 scholarship

 Cheyenne Kotick crowned Miss Yorba Linda 2015

Cheyenne Kotick Miss Yorba Linda 2015

Cheyenne Kotick Miss Yorba Linda 2015 Awarded $4,000 scholarship

Miss Court

Placentia Yorba Linda 2015 Court

Pooja-Accamma Somaiah was crowned Miss Placentia 2015, Cheyenne Kotick was Crowned Miss Yorba Linda each earning $4,000. 2nd Runner-up, earning $1,000 is Amanda Moore. 3rd Runner-up, earning $800 is Michelle Jones. Sarah Perez was voted Miss Congeniality and won the Yorba Linda Rotary Platform Award. The Interview Award went to Kaylee Crandall. Pooja-Accamma Somaiah sold the most tickets  For a complete list of finalists and their sponsors for both Miss and Teen click here.

Ashley Nelson crowned Miss Placentia's Outastanding Teen 2015

Ashley Nelson Miss Placentia OST 2015

 Carly Pawell crowned Miss Yorba Linda's Outstanding Teen 2015

Carly Pawell Miss Yorba Linda's Outstanding Teen 2015

Teen Court

Miss P and Y OST Court 2015

Ashley Nelson was crowned Miss Placentia's Outstanding Teen 2015 and voted Miss Congeniality. She also won the Krinke Family talent Award. She earned a total of $500 Carly Pawell was Crowned Miss Yorba Linda's Outstanding Teen 2015 earning $500. 1st Runner-up is Kaila Melanson earning $275 and 2nd Runner-up is Emily Muramoto earning $225. 3rd Runner-up  is Catherine Han earning $175 and Julianna Thrasher won the Gerhardt Family Platform Award. For a complete list of finalists and their sponsors for both Miss and Teen click here.


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