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2019 North Carolina Azalea Festival Scholarship Applications

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We are no longer taking applications for 2019.  We will open this fall for 2020.  Thank you for your interest!

Thank you for your interest in participating in the 71st North Carolina Azalea Festival Scholarship Pageant.  This scholarship pageant is open to high school Juniors in New Hanover County, Brunswick, and Pender County.  The Pageant is based on a private interview with judges, evening gown competition, and on-stage presentation.  The Azalea Festival gives away over $12,000 annually in scholarship monies to the winner and runners-up of the Scholarship Pageant.  Additionally, the winner of the Scholarship Pageant is invited to be the Official Azalea Festival Princess, with the four runners-up as her Court.  The Azalea Festival Princess represents the Festival to the public for the entire year.

If you will be a high school Junior in March 2019 and are interested in learning more about the North Carolina Azalea Festival Scholarship Pageant, please sign up on this site.  You must be a Junior in High School and be able to attend Sunday meetings from January-March 2019.  

The mandatory contestant/parent Scholarship Pageant Interest Meeting will be held January 6, 2019, at First Baptist Activity Center, Independence Blvd, from 2-4pm in room 201A/B.  This is an informational meeting where the parent (guardian) should attend.  You will have the opportunity to officially sign up and the registration fee will be due at that time.  

The Scholarship Pageant will be held in March at UNCW's Kenan Auditorium

Thanks for your interest!