The Miss La Crosse/Oktoberfest Scholarship Program awards thousands of dollars in scholarships and gifts each year. Participating in the Miss La Crosse/Oktoberfest Scholarship Program not only helps candidates pay for college and prepare for a career, it also provides an opportunity to gain additional life experience working on issues of importance to society, enhancing your personal and professional skills, and developing your performance-related talents.

A heartfelt thank you to all of the businesses and individuals who generously donated to our program!

Miss La Crosse/Oktoberfest Scholarships

  • $4,000 Viterbo University Scholarship ($1000 per year based on enrollment)
  • $1,500 University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Foundation Scholarship (split between winner and 1st runner-up based on enrollment)
  • $500 Western Technical College Scholarship (highest scoring contestant based on enrollment)
  • $1,500 La Crosse Festivals Inc. Scholarship
  • $500 La Crosse County Tavern League Scholarship
  • $500 Cleary-Kumm Foundation Scholarship
  • $500 Past Festmasters’ Scholarship
  • $250 New Jersey Fund Scholarship

Awards & Gifts

La Crosse Festivals, Inc. Awards

  • Miss America Local Crown
  • Miss America Local Sash
  • Miss America Crown Pin
  • Wardrobe Allowance
  • One week at the Miss Wisconsin Scholarship Pageant
  • Trip to St. Paul Winter Carnival
  • Trip to Festival du Voyageur in Winnipeg, Canada
  • Trip to Minneapolis Aquatennial
  • Miss La Crosse/Oktoberfest Stationary and Buttons
  • Authentic German Dirndl

Additional Gifts

  • Pageant Photography Package donated by Design Photography
  • 20×24 Official Portrait donated by Design Photography
  • One Year Unlimited Salon Package donated by Deb Carpenter of Salon de Bör
  • Teeth Whitening Package donated by Cowgill Dental
  • Pearl Earrings donated by Designing Jewelers
  • Diamond Earrings donated by Howes Diamond Jewelers
  • Evening Gown donated by The Wedding Tree
  • Evening Gown and accessories donated by Charlotte’s Bridal
  • One Year Fitness Membership donated by Premier Fitness
  • One Year Bronze Level Tanning Package donated by Body & Sol
  • Limited Edition Sterling Silver 2014 Oktoberfest Pendant donated by Satori Arts
  • One Year Subscription to the La Crosse Tribune donated by The La Crosse Tribune
  • Rose Bouquet donated by La Crosse Floral
  • One pound of chocolates from The Pearl
  • A monthly service of choice from La Bella Nails and Spa

Runner-Up Scholarships and Gifts

First Runner-Up

  • $2,000 Viterbo University Scholarship ($500 per year based on enrollment)
  • $385 La Crosse Festivals, Inc. Scholarship
  • $150 Gemutlichkeit Scholarship
  • $100 La Crosse Tribune Jeans Day Scholarship
  • 3 Month Fitness Membership donated by the La Crosse Area YMCA

Second Runner-Up

  • $235 La Crosse Festivals Inc. Scholarship
  • $200 Alan Metcalfe Scholarship
  • $100 La Crosse Tribune Jeans Day Scholarship

Third Runner-Up

  • $235 La Crosse Festivals, Inc. Scholarship
  • $100 Alan Metcalfe Scholarship
  • $100 La Crosse Tribune Jeans Day Scholarship

Fourth Runner-Up

  • $120 Gemutlichkeit Scholarship
  • $210 La Crosse Festivals Inc. Scholarship

Non-Finalists (each)

  • $205 La Crosse Festivals Inc. Scholarship
  • $70 Gemutlichkeit Scholarship

All Contestants Will Receive:

  • 2014 Oktoberfest Mug donated by La Crosse Festivals, Inc.
  • Pad folio and Tote donated by Gundersen Health System
  • Flowers donated by La Crosse Floral
  • Oktoberfest Sweatshirt donated by The Monogram Company
  • Salon Package donated by Deb Carpenter of Salon de Bör
  • Oktoberfest T-Shirt donated by Cheddarheads

Special Awards:

$500 Celebration of Heritage Scholarship
Donated by Mary Lehrman in honor of her parents

$150 Highest Interview Score Award
Donated by Amy Ryan, Lisa Horman and Mandy Nogle

$150 Highest Talent Score Award
Donated by Rich and Kay Petry

$350 Living for Liz Scholarship
Donated by the Gorman/Melde family and friends in honor of Elizabeth Melde

$100 Miracle Maker Award
Awarded to the contestant with the highest fundraising total for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
Donated by the New Jersey Scholarship Fund

$100 Lorraine Gay Memorial Academic Scholarship
Donated by Mike and Florence Aliesch

$100 Sally Stinson Community Service Award
Donated by Phil and Julie Addis

$100 Spirit of Miss America Scholarship (Voted on by the contestants)
Donated by Pete and Sally Stinson

$100 Miss Congeniality Pat Pahs Memorial Award (Voted on by the contestants)
Donated by Tom Pahs

$100 Good Luck Ad Award — Valley View Mall Gift Certificate
Donated by La Crosse Festivals Inc.

$100 Highest Ticket Sales Award – Gemutlichkeit Scholarship

$100 Non-Finalist Interview Award
Donated by the Grenadier Corps

$100 Non-Finalist Talent Award
Donated by the Grenadier Corps