Miss America 2018

Suzette Charles Miss America 1984. Red Carpet event. Miss America Pageant 2018 held at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. Sunday Sept 10, 2017. (Dale Gerhard / Press of Atlantic City)

Two Atlantic City High School students are set to receive the first “Miss America Sisterhood Scholarship," the first official scholarship given to women not competing on a Miss America pageant stage.  

Former Miss America 1984 Suzette Charles said Friday the Miss America Foundation will provide $1,200 scholarships to two female students who have not participated in any Miss America programs, to put toward college education. 

"They had to write an essay, as well as present their GPA, extracurricular activities and community service participation," Charles said.

The "Sisterhood Scholarship" is fully funded by former Miss Americas. Charles specifically wanted to begin the scholarship with Atlantic City High School.

"I am so excited to give back to the city that gave me so much," she said.

The scholarships will be presented on June 20.

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