Parade Company’s Princess Scholarship Program
For its third annual year, The Parade Company is pleased to continue its Princess Scholarship program. The winner, who is crowned the America’s Thanksgiving Parade® Queen, will receive $1000 in scholarship money, and the four runner-ups, who will be designated as the Princess Court, will receive $250 each in scholarship money.
This exciting program offers more than just a scholarship as the America’s Thanksgiving Parade® Queen and Princess court will have the opportunity to ride in the 85th America’s Thanksgiving Parade on the Princess Fairy Tale float. In addition to being a part of the parade, the Queen will be crowned during a special Princess Brunch, receive VIP access to all Parade Company events throughout the year, such as Target Fireworks VIP Rooftop Party, VIP Pancake Breakfast, Parade Preview Party and Hob Nobble Gobble®.
Applicants must be full-time female students, currently enrolled in an accredited college or university in the State of Michigan, or be a high school senior. In addition, all applicants must have a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, must be 17-23 years old as of September 9, 2011, and must be committed to serving as Parade Princess from October 2011 to October 2012.
Applicants are judged based on academics, campus and community involvement, personality and knowledge of America’s Thanksgiving Parade, as well as their completed application and interview. Interested candidates must fill out the application and pay the $25 application fee to the Parade Company by September 9, 2011.
Please note that the winner must be present at the Princess Brunch on Thursday, October 8 in order to win, in addition to being present at the Volunteer and Interview Day on Saturday, September 17 from 9- 3 p.m. and at America’s Thanksgiving Parade® from 8 a.m.- 12 p.m.