The National United States Scholarship Pageant is a scholarship, community service, and platform based pageant showcasing the achievements of today's students and graduates, with an emphasis on developing communication skills, building self-confidence, leadership skills, community involvement, and making a difference.
Our goal is to provide a positive pageant environment and experience where our contestants and titleholders, both state and national, can promote their passion for community service, community involvement, their personal platform, cause they support, and develop life skills for the future.
We have four divisions: elementary, jr. high, high school, and collegiate. Contestants compete in three areas of competition: interview, fashion, and evening gown.
MEET THE 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 15 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 a national title. 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.
In 2012, Smith was asked to join the National Staff of a national recognized pageant as the Director of Appearances and Community Service. Then in 2014, she was asked to be the state director for the Pennsylvania state pageant and in 2017 was asked to direct the Maryland state pageant.
In 2016, Smith retired from competing to focus her talents on directing and inspiring her titleholders to reach for their dreams.
Smith is a 2015 recipient of Pageantry Magazine's Spirit Award and earned her Presidential Lifetime Call to Service 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.