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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 young women chosen from Portland Metro-area high schools. In a typical year, Princess announcements take place daily in March, in the days leading up to Spring Break. Following their selection, Court Members attend after-school and evening orientation meetings during the month of April. Beginning the first week of May, they travel full-time 5 days a week for 5 weeks, visiting community events, business leaders, hospitals, senior living centers, youth organizations and civic groups. Court Members also receive one-on-one mentorship from top female executives, a $3,500 scholarship provided by The Randall Group 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 Rose Festival Court is presented by Unitus Community Credit Union.


2021 Court Application

The application process for the 2021 Rose Festival Court is now open! There are three components to a complete application.

1. Fill out and submit the Online Application Form.
2. Have an administrator from your school complete the School Acknowledgement Form and send us your Official High School Transcript.
3. Have a teacher, work supervisor, or other adult (not a relative) complete and submit a Recommendation Form.
The application deadline is February 24, 2021. All components must be received by the deadline for your application to be considered.

If you or your parents have any questions, please check this list of FAQ's first:


Do YOU want to be a Princess?



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.


Introducing 2020 Rose Festival Queen Anya Anand!

On July 30, 2020, amist the backdrop of the global pandemic, the Portland Rose Festival forged ahead and crowned its Queen!

Queen Anya Anand from Lincoln High School was saluted by the Rose Festival dignitaries, then made her procession through the roses followed by her 14 masked princesses. Queen Anya was selected by votes cast among her peers - the other members of the Rose Festival Court.

Visit our Rose Festival Princesses page to meet our 2020 Princesses and learn more about Queen Anya.


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 1971 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!


SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR PREMIER SPONSORS
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