The Miss Black Collegiate USA Scholarship Pageant ™ was developed to assist young ladies of African descent with the following:
Meet the Pageant Director
In addition to serving as the Founder/Director of the Miss Black Collegiate USA Scholarship Pageant™, Ms. Darlene Aiken is an internationally published author, college lecturer, transformational self-esteem speaker, and founder of the self-esteem, leadership, and anti-bullying company for girls, Inner Beauty Solutions.
Ms. Aiken has over two decades of professional experience of working with the transformation of young lives. She is a former NYC probation officer where she served in the Juvenile Division, a former NJCAA Head Women’s Volleyball Coach for a NYC junior college where she was the first coach in the history of that college to create a winning team, academically and athletically where some of her athletes were able to successfully transition to four year institutions. She has also served as a college admissions administrator as well as a drug counselor.
She has served in key positions on boards for a wealth of companies, educational institutions, and renowned organizations. Her work and dedication has been recognized by the WNBA and NY Liberty, sororities, Senators, and others. Her accomplishments have been featured and/or mentioned in publications such as Essence Magazine, Newsday, Amsterdam News, as well as other international and national media outlets.