The National United States Pageant is a scholarship, community service, and platform based pageant that is empowering girls and young women to make a difference in society while developing leadership skills, communication skills, personal excellence, and building self-confidence.
Our goal is for every girl to have a positive pageant experience and grow as a person to develop skills for the future, and support her on her journey. Scholarship, community service, and supporting causes that are important to you are the core of the pageant as we strive together to make a difference across the United States as Crowns Making An Impact™.
Our motto Crowns Making An Impact™ encourages and empowers our titleholders to make a difference in their community and in society through volunteering, service projects, and their own personal platform.
National Service Project
Tabs for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Pennsylvania
President’s Volunteer Service Award
The National United States Pageant is an official certifying organization and presents the awards during Nationals each year to recognize our titleholders for their outstanding service hours.
Division is based on age, grade, enrollment, or degree as of July 1st of the National Pageant.
July 1, 2024 for the 2024 National Pageant.
PRINCESS: Ages 4-6
JR. PRETEEN: Ages 7-9
PRETEEN: Ages 10-12
JR. TEEN: Ages 13-15
TEEN: Ages 16-18
MISS: Ages 19-25
MS.: Ages 26 and up
ELEMENTARY: 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Grade
JR. HIGH: 5th, 6th, 7th, & 8th Grade
HIGH SCHOOL: 9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grade
COLLEGIATE: Currently enrolled or previously enrolled (earned degree) in college or a higher education institution, no older than 25
Meet the National Director & Owner
National Executive Director & Owner
Amber Smith, owner and National Executive Director of the National United States Scholarship Pageant understands what it is like to be on both sides in pageantry. Smith has experience in the pageantry industry for over 20 years. Smith started in pageantry in 2003 when she competed at a local pageant and then competed at several state and national pageants. Smith has won and held several local and state titles, along with an international title with several high level pageants. She has won several state and national awards for community service, overall appearances, academic achievement, best interview, and photogenic. Smith has also volunteered and served as a judge for several local and state pageants.
Smith has over ten years combined experience as pageant staff and directing at the both the state and national level.
Smith is a 2015 recipient of Pageantry Magazine's Spirit Award and earned her President's Volunteer Service Lifetime Award for over 4,000 hours of service in 2013.
Smith is a 2013 graduate of Saint Francis University with her Master of Education degree, 2007 graduate of the Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) with her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications, and is a 2003 graduate of the Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center with her certificate in Multimedia and Web Design.