Miss San Luis Obispo County Scholarship Association Receives 501(c)(3) Non Profit Status

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA, November 20, 2017:  The Miss San Luis Obispo County Scholarship Association is pleased to announce its new status as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. This status, granted by the Internal Revenue Service, will allow the organization to accept tax-deductible contributions that will further its mission of providing scholarship awards to San Luis Obispo County ladies ages 13-25.

“Receiving 501(c)(3) nonprofit status is a huge step forward for our committee,” said Ruth Wickham, executive director of the Miss San Luis Obispo County Scholarship Association.  “This status will not only allow us to seek tax-deductible contributions to grow our scholarship fund, but allow us to seek out grants that may help us in our long-term goal of providing $20,000 in scholarship assistance annually to the students of San Luis Obispo County.”

The first Miss San Luis Obispo County selected under the governance of MSLOCSA will receive a minimum $1,000 college scholarship, with $500 going to Miss San Luis Obispo County’s Outstanding Teen.  Additional scholarship awards will be awarded to each contestant that participates in the contest.  At the Miss California competition, Miss San Luis Obispo County will earn another $750 scholarship (minimum). The organization has set a goal of awarding a total of $5,000 to participants in its first year.

Tax-deductible contributions to the Miss San Luis Obispo County scholarship fund by visiting misssanluisobispo.org or emailing executive director Ruth Wickham at hello@misssanluisobispo.org. Miss San Luis Obispo County and Miss San Luis Obispo County’s Outstanding Teen will be selected on Saturday, February 3 at Cal Poly’s Spanos Theatre.

About the Miss San Luis Obispo County Scholarship Association

An all-volunteer, nonprofit organization (Tax ID Number 82-3175786), the Miss San Luis Obispo County Scholarship Association strives to provide scholarship money, professional development and community service opportunities to the young women of San Luis Obispo County.  A partner of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, contestants raise important funds to help support treatment for sick children.  For more information please visit www.misssanluisobispo.org.