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.

Southwest Michigan’s Princess requires personal commitment and passion.  The Family must understand that if  their Daughter earns the title, she will then have two choices.       

  1. To raise funds and volunteer for the Community Service of her choice with one Public Appearance a month during her year of Service. OR
  2. To raise funds and volunteer for the Community Service of her choice with NO Public Appearances during her year of Service.    

(Application at the bottom of this page.) 

When & Where:

The 2018 Southwest Michigan’s Princess 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 Southwest Michigan's Princess 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 Princess Programs: Saturday, February 3, 2018 8am - Noon.
  • At the Orientation for Contestants & Parents, Contestants manuals will be handed out.

Production Rehearsals:

  • Saturday, March 10, 2018 Princess 8:00am - 1:00pm with a complimentary lunch.
  • Saturday, March 24, 2018 Princess 8:00am - 1:00pm 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, April 25, 2018 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 April 28, 2018.
  • 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 20% of a contestants score.
  3. On-stage question counts for 10% of a contestants score.
  1. Paperwork 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:
    • Evening Gown Floor Length.

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 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 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 September 1st – December 31st 2017.  Princess $25 Entry Fee, copy of Birth Certificate and Application completely filled out mailed and received on or before 12/31/17 in Program Office.
  • January 1st – February 3rd 2018.  Princess $100 Entry Fee, Copy of 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..