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 world, 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 candidates 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 at 6 p.m. Friday, July 10, 2020, in Blissfield’s Bachmayer Park.
How do I become a candidate? Lenawee County young women between ages 18 by July 31, 2021, and no older than 25 on Dec. 31, 2021 are invited to seek the title and scholarships offered by the program. They must be a high school senior or older this fall. 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 full-time in the county (and have in both instances since at least Jan. 10, 2020.)All candidates support the national Miss America Organization (MAO) platform of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH) by raising at least $100 for the MAO/CMNH partnership, but there is no entry fee. Pre-applications, which detail eligibility requirements, are available at The Advance in Blissfield by emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org. Names are now being taken for the 2020 competition!
The 10th Annual Miss RRF Princess Walk is searching for 2020 Princesses! Is your little girl a princess? Princesses from all over the area are welcome to be a part of the Miss RRF Princess Walk where they will have the opportunity to participate in the Princess Walk practice (July 7) and show (July 9) where they will perform a talent (optional) and be crowned with a sparkling rhinestone tiara by Miss River Raisin Festival 2019! They will also receive a Princess Walk T-shirt and goody bag and ride on Miss River Raisin Festival's trolley car in the Saturday, July 11th Parade! To register your princess for the 2020 Princess Walk please download, fill out and return the form (that is available by clicking the button below) with $50 by June 19th, 2020 to The Advance, 121 Newspaper St., Blissfield, MI 49228, along with your email address and phone number. For questions email email@example.com. DEADLINE IS IMPORTANT for order of shirts and tiaras!
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 candidates and committee, and individual donations.
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