Becoming a Mrs. Contestant

The Mrs. Southwest Michigan Scholarship Program is an educational pageant focused on helping women to develop their personal skills. Leadership and Community Service  are the first two skills we teach. During program practices, we have Leadership Workshops that encourage two valuable skills.  Respecting & Honoring themselves & others. We are not just another Beauty Pageant looking for a contestant to go on to a State Pageant. We are a Scholarship Program with one goal. To empower women to make a difference in the Greater Southwest Michigan areas. To become Mrs. Southwest Michigan, it requires personal commitment and ambition.

(Applications are at the bottom of this page.)

When & Where:

The 2019 Mrs. Southwest Michigan Scholarship Program is scheduled for April 27, 2019 at 6pm at the Bridgman High School Preforming Arts Center.

Mandatory Orientation:

  • Mandatory Orientation for Mrs. Program: Saturday, February 2, 2019 8am - Noon.
  • Held at the Blue Roof Church, 3084 Niles Road in St. Joseph, MI exit 27 off I-94.

Mandatory Leadership Workshop:

  • Mandatory Leadership Workshop for Mrs. Program: Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 8:00am - 4:00pm with a complimentary lunch.
  • Held at the Blue Roof Church, 3084 Niles Road in St. Joseph, MI exit 27 off I-94.

Production Rehearsals:

  • Saturday, March 9, 2019 8:00am - 4:00pm with a complimentary lunch.
  • Saturday, March 23, 2019 8:00am - 4:00pm with a complimentary lunch.
  • Held at the Blue Roof Church, 3084 Niles Road in St. Joseph, MI exit 27 off I-94.

Dress Rehearsal:

  • Saturday, April 13, 2019 8:00am - 5:00pm with a complimentary lunch.
  • Held at the Bridgman High School Preforming Arts Center.

Community Service Project:

Sunday, March 24, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm Community Service Project at Local Assisted Living Facility.

To be a contestant, you must:

  • Be between the ages of 21- 70 by pageant date.
  • Be married a minimum of two years.
  • Be a United States citizen.
  • Live in the Greater Southwest Michigan Area.
  • Have never been convicted of a felony crime.

Areas of Competition:

There are five areas of competition for the Mrs. Program:

  1. Interview counts for 50% of a contestant's score.
  2. Evening Wear counts for 20% of a contestant's score.
  3. Active Wear counts for 10% of a contestant's score.
  4. On-stage question counts for 10% of a contestant's score.
  1. Speech counts for 10% of a contestant's score.

Wardrobe needed for Competition:

  • Interview: Professional Dress, Suit or Pantsuit.
  • Evening Wear: Evening Gown Floor Length.
  • Active Wear: Active Wear outfit of her choice with matching tennis shoe.
  • On-Stage Question: Professional Dress, Suit or Pantsuit.

Note: The Program Closet has many items to choose from for wardrobe rental.

Job Description:

If chosen Mrs. Southwest Michigan, you are expected to represent your platform, to be a positive role model, and to participate in Southwest Michigan’s Community Services & Events. 

The Southwest Michigan Scholarship Program Description:

The Southwest Michigan Scholarship Program focus is to teach the women here in the Greater Southwest Michigan Area – Communication, Leadership, Community Service, Respect & Honor.  All scholarships awarded through this Program are given to the young people in the Greater Southwest Michigan Area only.

Application Form-Office Fact Sheet

Sign all forms and mail to: 
The Southwest Michigan Scholarship Program 
P.O. Box 623 
St. Joseph, MI 49085

Entry Fee & Items Needed:

  • Early Bird Special runs October 1st – December 31st 2018.  Mrs. $50 Entry Fee, Copy of  Marriage License, Birth Certificate and Application completely filled out mailed and received on or before 12/31/18 in Program Office.
  • January 1st – February 2nd 2019. Mrs. $100 Entry Fee, Copy of Marriage License, Birth Certificate and Application completely filled out mailed and received on or before 2/2/19 in Program Office.

Questions, Comments, or Concerns:

Please feel free to call, write or e-mail the Southwest Michigan Scholarship Program Office, if you have any questions or concerns. We cannot stress enough that we are here to help you make your participation in the Southwest Michigan Scholarship Program a fun, exciting, and educational adventure. Office: (269) 428-4999. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..