The Miss Wayne County Scholarship Program was founded in 1991 by Sheila Sigro. Sheila competed in the Miss America Organization on the local level just out of high school. Although she never placed nor won, she found competing to be a very good learning experience. Returning to pageant competition after she married, Sheila won the Mrs. Michigan America title in 1990 and the Mrs. Michigan International title in 1993, ultimately placing fourth runner-up at the Mrs. International Pageant that year.
Noticing that there was no MAO affiliated local in her area, Sheila applied to the Miss Michigan Pageant Board of Directors and was granted the franchise for Wayne County. Since she resided in Redford Township at the time, Sheila called the titleholder Miss Redford Township in honor of the host city. Several years later, the pageant name was changed to Miss Redford Township/Wayne County to reflect the host city and entire franchised area. After moving to another city in the county, the name changed to simply Miss Wayne County to recognize the new sponsors and new location.
The Miss Wayne County Scholarship Program has been represented by 26 accomplished young women.
The pageant's legacy includes the following: