Applications Available for the 2013 Portland Rose Festival Court
Applications are now available for the 2013 Portland Rose Festival Court presented by Pacific Power, with a $3,500 scholarship provided by The Randall Group going to 15 selected winners from the greater metropolitan tri-county area. From Molalla to Hillsboro, potential Princesses can pick up an application on-line at this website. The application deadline for the 2013 Court Program is Friday January 4, 2013 (5:00 p.m.). Members of the new 2013 Rose Festival Court will be announced in March of 2013.
After being selected in March, Court Members attend after-school and evening orientation meetings during the month of April. Beginning May 1, Court Members travel full-time six days a inflatable floating water park week for six weeks — visiting community events, business leaders, hospitals, senior living centers, youth organizations and civic groups.
Court Members receive one-on-one mentorship from Pacific Power’s senior management team, a $3,500 scholarship valid for any accredited college, university or trade program, a complete wardrobe including shoes and accessories — and a lifetime of enduring friendships with their Rose Festival Court sisters.
The selection of Rose Festival Princesses from local high schools has been a Rose Festival tradition since 1930. The mission of the Rose Festival Court program is to provide scholarships for higher education, to promote community outreach and volunteerism and to offer networking and mentoring opportunities to outstanding young women in a program that perpetuates an appreciation for Rose Festival history and tradition. 42 schools are eligible to participate in the Rose Festival Court program.