Amway awarded a $50,000 scholarship to Miss America

Laura Kaeppeler

Amway awarded a $50,000 scholarship to the new Miss America, Laura Kaeppeler, and more than $300,000 to the other Miss America contestants on January 14, 2012, at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

The Amway scholarships help empower American women to achieve their personal and professional goals. With her scholarship, Kaeppeler plans to pursue a family law degree. Prior to the pageant, Kaeppeler earned an undergraduate degree in music and vocal performance at Carthage College.

The Miss America Pageant is a long-standing tradition that's been a part of many American lives. As such, it's proven to be a great partner to the more than 50-year-old Amway Corp.

This partnership provides us a platform to support women and their dreams, comments Jori Hartwig, Vice President of Marketing for Amway North America. The Miss America Organization is one of the nation's leading achievement programs and the world's largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women.

During her reign, Kaeppeler will serve as an ambassador for Amway and its brands, including its flagship brands ARTISTRY® skincare and cosmetics and NUTRILITE® vitamins and dietary supplements. In fact, the ARTISTRY brand serves as the Official Skincare and Cosmetics Provider of Miss America.

Miss America Organization President and COO Art McMaster adds, The Miss America Organization is excited to have crowned our new Miss America 2012, and as we continue our commitment to promote education, we are so proud to have Amway's support of our scholarship program that helps so many young women across the country further their education and achieve their goals.

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