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 passion.

When & Where:

The 2018 Mrs. Southwest Michigan Scholarship Program is scheduled for April 28, 2018 at the Bridgman High School Preforming Arts Center

  • Saturday, April 28, 2018 8:00am - Noon Interviews.
  • 6:00pm - 2018 Mrs. Southwest Michigan Scholarship Program. The Show will be held at the Bridgman High School Preforming Arts Center, 9964 Gast Road Bridgman, MI 49106.
  • Orientation and Rehearsals will be held at the Blue Roof Church, 3084 Niles Road in St. Joseph, MI exit 27 off I-94.

Mandatory Orientation:

  • Mandatory Orientation for Mrs. Programs: Saturday, February 3, 2018 8am - Noon.
  • Contestants manuals will be handed out at the orientation.

Production Rehearsals:

  • Saturday, March 10, 2018 Mrs. 8:00am - 3:00pm with a complimentary lunch.
  • Saturday, March 24, 2018 Mrs. 8:00am - 3:00pm with a complimentary lunch.

Dress Rehearsal:

  • Saturday, April 21, 2018 8:00am - 5:00pm with a complimentary lunch.
  • Held at the Bridgman High School Preforming Arts Center.

Community Service Project:

Sunday, March 25, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm Community Service Project at Local Assisted Living Facility.

To be a contestant, you must:

  • Be between the ages of 25 and 70 by April 28, 2018.
  • Be married a minimum of two years.
  • Must be born a female.
  • Have never been convicted of a felony crime.
  • Agrees to abstain from any form of photography or video associated with nudity or pornography.
  • Be a United States citizen.
  • Living in the Greater Southwest Michigan Area.

Areas of Competition:

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

  1. Interview counts for 50% of a contestants score.
  2. Evening Wear counts for 20% of a contestants score.
  3. Active Wear counts for 15% of a Contestants score.
  4. On-stage question counts for 5% of a contestants score.
  5. Paperwork counts for 10% of a contestants score.

Wardrobe needed for Competition:

  • Interview:
    • Dress or Suit of choice.
  • Evening Wear:
    • Evening Gown Floor Length.
  • Active Wear:
    • Active Wear outfit of choice.
  • On-Stage Question:
    • Evening Gown Floor Length.
  • Note: The Program has a Closet that 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 September 1st – December 31st  Mrs. $25 Entry Fee, Copy of  Marriage License, Birth Certificate and Application completely filled out mailed and received on or before 12/31/17 in Program Office.
  • January 1st – February 3rd Mrs. $100 Entry Fee, Copy of Marriage License, Birth Certificate and Application completely filled out mailed and received on or before 2/3/18 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..