JANUARY 17, 2023


Through the B4AC nonprofit 501c3 entity, the Miss Earth USA organization provides grants and scholarship to state and national ambassadors

January 17, 2023. Orlando, Fla. The Miss Earth USA organization announces successful fundraising efforts facilitating over $20,000 in scholarships awarded during the most recent national program. Ambassadors for the pageant raised awareness and funding for these causes throughout the fall, leading up to the national pageant that took place on January 4-8 in Orlando.

On January 5, over 120 guests gathered at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando to support the Still She Rose mental health initiative during the official Beauties for a Cause USA charity gala. The event included a presentation by former Miss Earth USA Andreia Gibau and Still She Rose author Laura Ashley Cliff. Attendees were encouraged to wear floral theme formalwear. The organization distributed rose seed packs, encouraging attendees to return home and plant rose bushes in memory of Cheslie Kryst. Finally, a record-setting 44 Beauties for a Cause scholarship finalists were recognized.

During the week-long national program, state ambassadors were able to experience the Still She Rose pilot program, including daily reflection, a stress reduction workshop, yoga led by HOTWORX instructors, and the post-pageant celebration and awards brunch featuring a presentation by Miss Earth 2020 Lindsey Coffey.

Remaining steadfast in the organization's mission for over 20 years, environmental efforts were prioritized during national events, including a collaboration with Keep Orlando Beautiful and The Clean Earth Project, removing over 220 pounds of trash from Orlando parks. The Teen delegates bonded together to create and model their own unique eco fashion from donated clothing and textile scraps.

Delegates took home eco friendly gifts from Garbo Grabber, 4Ocean, Create Your Cove, Queenly, Executive Reign, as well as distribution of logo water bottles, reusable tote bags, and other items.

Throughout the year, each delegate fulfilled an independent community project, an initiative entitled "Think Global Act Local." These projects were factored into the selection of scholarship recipients for B4ACUSA Foundation grants. Corporate gifts allowed for special scholarship awards selected by those companies or gifted directly to the national winners of the pageant competition.

The Miss Earth USA organization is proud to offer these efforts in sustainability and wellness to all state and national ambassadors, showing that pageantry really is more than beauty. Participants represent the Beauties for a Cause mission in their home communities as well as national campaign efforts.

Learn more at www.b4acusa.org.


  • B4AC Official Scholarship - $1,500 - Madison Edwards, Alaska
  • B4AC Official Scholarship - $1,000 - Camille Buss, Rhode Island
  • B4AC Official Scholarship - $500 - Jessica Woodall, Tennessee
  • B4AC Official Scholarship - $500 - Danielle Mullins, Kentucky
  • B4AC Official Scholarship - $500 - Emilee Koch, Pennsylvania
  • B4AC Official Scholarship - $350 - Kailee Albeck, Illinois
  • B4AC Official Scholarship - $350 - Oliviana Keith, South Carolina
  • B4AC Official Scholarship - $350 - Jaanavi Dixit, Minnesota
  • Still She Rose Grant - $500 - Chelsea Roberts, Utah
  • Media Star - $250 - Victoria Chavez, Texas
  • People's Choice - $500 - Audrey Cass, Missouri
  • People's Choice - $500 - Sophia Rockmore, California
  • People's Choice - $250 - Anastasia Arrieta, Arizona
  • People's Choice - $250 - Madison Santiago, Arizona
  • People's Choice - $150 - Dakota Degenhardt, Florida
  • People's Choice - $150 - Jaanavi Dixit, Minnesota
  • Alexia Academic Consulting - $1,500 - Isabella Lamkin, Kansas
  • Alexia Academic Consulting - $1,500 - Renieal Campbell, Pennsylvania
  • Alexia Academic Consulting Entrepreneur Grant - $300 - Torianna Wilson, Alabama
  • Rosen Centre Scholarship - $5,000 - Winner of Miss Earth USA
  • Queenly Scholarship - $2,500 - Winner of Teen Miss Earth USA
  • B4ACUSA Scholarship - $2,500 - Winner of Teen Miss Earth USA

Become a 2024 candidate at www.missearthusa.com.

Photo credit Moda Chic Photography