What is the Miss River Raisin Scholarship Program? The Miss River Raisin Scholarship Program is an official local competition in the Miss Michigan and Miss America Organizations. We EMPOWER young women through SERVICE and SCHOLARSHIP. The Miss America Organization is the largest scholarship program for women in the United States making available millions of dollars in college scholarship assistance each year. The Miss River Raisin Festival Scholarship Program has awarded thousands of scholarship dollars to Lenawee County young women. Experience is not needed. We prepare our contestants to be their "best self." They will find confidence, interview skills, personal empowerment, a love of service, encouragement, an opportunity to hone and present a talent, and a positive group of peers in our program. This is the only Miss Michigan/Miss America qualifying event in Lenawee County. The local competition is a highlight of the River Raisin Festival.
How do I become a contestant? Lenawee County young women born from 1996 - 2006 (subject to change by the Miss America Organization) are invited to seek the title and scholarships offered by the program in 2023. They must be single young women who meet the age requirements, who are residents of Lenawee County, or who attend college or high school in the county on a full-time basis, or who work at least 30 hours per week in the county (and have in all instances for at least 30 days since 6/14/2023.) Proof is required. Being away for college doesn't count against your residence eligibility.All contestants support the national Miss America Organization (MAO) with a $35 one-time per-year registration and a $75 per local competition registration. Pre-applications, which detail eligibility requirements, will be available by emailing to email@example.com. Names are now being taken for the 2023 competition!
How can I support the Miss River Raisin Festival program? SCHOLARSHIPS! Scholarship fundraising is underway and potential donors may contact Marcia Loader at 517-486-2400 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. At this time, the scholarship amounts have not yet been set and will depend on what is raised in the coming months. The scholarship dollars come from business, fundraising projects by the contestants and committee, and individual donations.
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