Seafair Scholarship Program for Women
The Seafair Scholarship Program for Women is one of Seattle’s time-honored traditions. Dating back to 1950, it was originally designed as a pageant to select articulate young women as Seafair representatives to greet visiting dignitaries and share the Seafair message. Sixty-five years later, the program has evolved into an excellent experience for young women seeking academic scholarships and opportunities for networking and leadership, personal, and professional development.
This program strives to empower young women in reaching their academic, personal, and professional goals through a series of educational events and programs. With a mission to promote philanthropy, diversity and community engagement, participants will have the unique opportunity to represent Seafair while visiting a variety of community events and parades and to interact with a wide variety of business, civic, philanthropic, and public leaders in the Greater Seattle region.
Since 1950, this program has awarded more than $450,000 in scholarships and accepted and recognized more than 1,400 participants.
-Must be between the ages of 18 and 23 prior to July 31, 2016.
-A United States citizen, permanent resident or on a definitive path to citizenship.
-Able to show proof of enrollment at a post secondary school, college, university, or vocational institution for the Fall 2016 – Spring 2017 quarter/semester(s).
-Submission of required documents by May 6, 2016.
-Payment of the $225 application fee.
- US Citizen
- Permanent Resident
Applications can be found at: https://www.seafair.com/p/getinvolved/332
Seafair Scholarship Program for Women
2200 Sixth Ave, Ste 400
Seattle, WA 98121
The Seafair Scholarship Program for Women is one of Seattle’s time-honored traditions. Dating back to 1950, it was originally designed as a pageant to select articulate young women as Seafair representatives to greet visiting dignitaries and share the Seafair message.
Sixty-seven years later, the program has evolved into one which rewards academic achievements, celebrates diversity, and showcases future leaders.
Community Involvement and Philanthropy
Throughout the eight-week program, participants attend nearly 20 events in the Seattle area; including such Seafair events as the Milk Carton Derby, Torchlight Run & Parade, Seafair Weekend and many other community parades and festivals. Attendance at these events allows participants to experience and enjoy the diversity of the Greater Seattle area.
In addition to community events, participants visit retirement facilities and local hospitals bringing Seafair to those who cannot experience it on their own.
Public Speaking and Interviews
Participants serve as informed stewards for Seafair events, building confidence and leadership skills while sharing individual festival experiences and discussing their community service platforms at community events as well as through media interviews.
Participants will be interviewed and judged by a panel of community leaders, who assess each individual’s interests, skills, knowledge and ability to serve as Miss Seafair 2015.
Creative Expression and Community Service Presentation
All participants will have the opportunity to showcase their Creative Expression which provides an opportunity for each participant to develop and display her originality, self-expression, and confidence. Creative Expression (talent) can fall under the categories of dance, vocal, instrumental, monologue, dramatic expression, or public speaking.
The top 8 semi-finalists will present their community service platform on the evening of the Coronation Jubilee. Past platforms have been the Humane Society, Gun Rights, Clothing Drives, Youth Tutoring and Search & Rescue.