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™ through Scholarship, Personal Excellence, Leadership, and Service, giving every girl an opportunity to volunteer and make an impact with causes and organizations she is passionate about.
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, their own personal platform, and the Crown CARES.
Crowns Making An Impact™ initiatives include:
Crown CARES: Creating A Respectful Environment in
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.
JR. ELEMENTARY: Kindergarten & 1st Grade
ELEMENTARY: 2nd to 4th Grade
JR. HIGH: 5th to 8th Grade
HIGH SCHOOL: 9th to 11th Grade
COLLEGIATE: 12th Grade, Enrolled in College, or Degree Earned, no older than 25
MS. COLLEGIATE: Age 26 + Enrolled in College or Earned Degree, any marital status
*Division is based on grade, enrollment, or degree as of September 1, 2022.
Age as of July 1st
INTERVIEW (one on one with each judge) 50%
EVENING GOWN 20%
COMMUNITY SERVICE 10%
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 an international 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.
Smith has over eight 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.