ADA, Mich., Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Amway, the proud sponsor of the Miss America Organization, awarded a $50,000 scholarship to the newMiss America 2013, Mallory Hagan. More than $300,000 in scholarship funding was awarded to the other Miss America contestants on January 12, 2013 during the Miss America Competition. The Amway scholarships help empower women to achieve their personal and professional goals. With her scholarship, Hagan plans to pursue a degree in cosmetics and fragrance marketing. Prior to the competition, Hagan earned an undergraduate degree at Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, New York.
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"For the fourth consecutive year Amway has had the privilege to be a proud sponsor of the Miss America Competition, a longstanding tradition that continues to be rich in history and community service," comments Jori Hartwig, Vice President of Marketing for Amway North America. "The Miss America Competition has proven to be a great sponsorship to Amway and provides us a vehicle to support women, their education and their dreams, while helping them look their best with our ARTISTRY® brand of skincare and cosmetics." The Miss America Organization is one of the nation's leading achievement programs and the world's largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women.
During her year of service, Hagan will serve as an ambassador for Amway and its flagship brands, ARTISTRY and NUTRILITE® vitamins and dietary supplements. ARTISTRY is among the world's top five largest selling premium skincare brands* and is proud to be the official skincare and cosmetics provider of Miss America. Amway's breakthrough technology and skin care solutions have empowered women around the world to realize their own vision of beauty, just as the Miss America Organization has empowered women to promote their viewpoints, talents and accomplishments.
Miss America Organization President and CEO Art McMaster adds, "The Miss America Organization is excited to have crowned our new Miss America 2013, and as we continue our commitment to promoting education, we are so proud to have Amway's support of our scholarship program, which helps so many young women across the country further their education and achieve their goals."
For more information about Miss America, Amway, and its ARTISTRY brand, find an Amway Independent Business Owner near you or visitAmway.com/MissAmerica. Additional information can be found by following @AmwayUS on Twitter or visiting Facebook.com/AmwayUS.
Established in 1959 as a seller of household cleaners, Amway expanded and diversified over the years and today sees its sales led by NUTRILITEfood supplements, herbals, and vitamins, and ARTISTRY skincare and cosmetics. Amway has helped millions of people lead better lives through consumer products, business opportunities, and generous sharing with the AMWAY ONE BY ONE® CAMPAIGN FOR CHILDREN program.
The ARTISTRY brand, exclusively from Amway, is a global leader in premium beauty, offering unprecedented skincare solutions backed by dermatologist testing, advanced science, unparalleled proof of performance, and personalized service. The ARTISTRY brand generates more than $1 billion in annual global sales and is among the world's top five, largest-selling premium skincare brands.* It's also among the world's top 10 largest-selling premium cosmetic brands.* ARTISTRY is the official skincare and cosmetics provider of Miss America.
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The Miss America Organization is one of the nation's leading achievement programs and the world's largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women. Last year, the Miss America Organization and its state and local organizations made available more than $45 million in cash and scholarship assistance. For more information, go to www.missamerica.org.
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