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Rose Festival Court

presented by Unitus Community Credit Union

About the Court

The Rose Festival Court is comprised of up to 15 outstanding students chosen from Portland Metro-area high schools. The mission of the Rose Festival Court program is to provide scholarships for higher education, to promote community outreach and volunteerism, to offer networking and mentoring opportunities to outstanding young women in a program that perpetuates an appreciation for Rose Festival history and tradition.

Princess announcements take place daily in late February and March, in the days leading up to Spring Break. Following their selection, Court Members attend after-school and weekend training sessions covering topics including media training, networking, public speaking and more. Once travel begins, the Court travels full-time 5 days a week, visiting community events, business leaders, hospitals, senior living centers, youth organizations, civic groups and participating in the Rose Festival's parades and events!

Court Members receive one-on-one mentorship with top female executives from presenting sponsor Unitus Community Credit Union, a $3,500 scholarship provided by The Randall Group valid for any accredited college, university or trade program, a complete travel wardrobe including shoes and accessories, and a lifetime of enduring friendships with their Rose Festival Court sisters.



Apply for the 2022 Court

Applications for the 2022 Rose Festival Court are now open. All applicants must submit their completed application and supporting documents by January 12, 2022 to be considered for the Court Program.

Please read through the Eligibility Requirements and FAQ before applying.

To Apply

Please complete the Online Application Form and submit the three supporting documents to begin the application process to join the 2022 Rose Festival Court. Those documents include an acknowledgement form from your school, a completed recommendation form or letter from a qualifying contact, and an official transcript (emailed) directly to the Rose Festival office. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure all elements of the application are submitted by the deadline: January 12, 2022.


Application Components:
  • Court Recommendation Form to be completed by an adult not related to the applicant; e.g. a teacher, coach, volunteer supervisor, work supervisor, etc.



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Court Mission

The mission of the Rose Festival Court program is to provide scholarships for higher education, to promote community outreach and volunteerism, to offer networking and mentoring opportunities to outstanding young women in a program that perpetuates an appreciation for Rose Festival history and tradition.


2021 Rose Festival Queen: Lili Rosebrook!

Lili Rosebrook, the Metro West princess from Valley Catholic High School, is the 2021 Rose Festival Queen. Lili and 14 other members of the Court program, from local area high schools, participated in a series of online and in-person interviews with community judges, whose scores were combined with a vote from the princesses themselves to determine this year's Queen. The Queen's Coronation presented by Unitus Community Credit Union was one of several Pageantry of Rosaria events that took place outdoors in Washington Park's Amphitheater on June 18, 2021. Lili will be studying chemical engineering at Oregon State this fall and hopes to pursue a career in the medical field. The Queen serves as an ambassador of the Rose Festival for 1 year and will perform her final role by crowning the new Queen in June of 2022.

The Rose Festival Court presented by Unitus Community Credit Union was one of several core programs that the Rose Festival was proud to include in the 2021 Rose Festival celebration. The 15 young women of the 2021 Rose Festival Court gathered online and in-person for a limited number of activities and engagements, while adhering to public health and safety recommendations. Their experience included virtual visits and job share activities with their Unitus Community Credit Union Mentors, a few community service activities, and a truncated travel season. In addition to a professional mentor, networking and service opportunities, and a travel wardrobe, each Court member receives a $3,500 scholarship generously provided by The Randall Group.


Visit our Rose Festival Princesses page to meet our 2021 Princesses and learn more about Queen Lili.


PAST COURT MEMBERS - PLEASE SHARE YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION!



Each year, members of the Court celebrating their 50th anniversary of Court service are sought for participation in the Grand Floral Parade. We're currently seeking members of the 1972 Rose Festival Court.

We are always looking to re-connect with past Court Members from any year! If you were a member of the Senior Court (or Junior Court), we want to keep track of you as an IMPORTANT member of the Rose Festival Family! We will gratefully accept historical donations (such as scrapbooks and memorabilia) for future generations to share. Additionally, we have an on-going project to scan loaned scrapbooks and photos. We need YOU to realize the dream of turning our history into a digital format — and we’re always looking for volunteers who can assist us with this meaningful work.

Please feel free to email email Marilyn Clint to update your contact information!


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