Becoming a Princess Contestant

The Southwest Michigan’s Princess Scholarship Program is an educational pageant focused on helping young people 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 young people to make a difference in the Greater Southwest Michigan area.

(Application at the bottom of this page.) 

When & Where:

The 2019 Southwest Michigan’s Princess Scholarship Program is scheduled for April 28, 2019 at 2pm at the Bridgman High School Preforming Arts Center.

Mandatory Orientation:

  • Mandatory Orientation for Princess 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 Princess 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:

  • Princesses must be between the ages of 6 and 9 by pageant date.
  • Be a United States citizen.
  • Living in the Greater Southwest Michigan Area.

Areas of Competition:

There are three areas of competition for the Princess Program:

  1. Interview counts for 60% of a contestants score.
  2. Evening Wear counts for 30% of a contestants score.
  3. On-stage question counts for 10% of a contestants score.

Wardrobe needed for Competition:

  • Interview: Southwest Tee Shirt (Complementary with Application). Khaki Capri's below knee with all White tennis shoes & White socks.
  • Evening Wear: Evening Gown Floor Length.
  • On-Stage Question: Sunday Dress with Dress Shoes.

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

Job Description:

If chosen Southwest Michigan’s Princess, you are expected to be a positive role model, and to participate in Southwest Michigan’s Community Services & Events once a month. 

The Southwest Michigan Scholarship Program Description:

The Southwest Michigan Scholarship Program focus is to teach the young people 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.

Click here to fill out the 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. Princess $50 Entry Fee, copy of Birth Certificate and Application completely filled out mailed and received on or before 12/31/18 in Program Office.
  • January 1st – February 2nd 2019. Princess $100 Entry Fee, Copy of 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..