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Rose Festival Court

presented by Unitus Community Credit Union

About the Court

Rose Festival Court presented by Unitus Community Credit Union logo, shaped as the outline of the Rose Festival Queen's Traveling Crown


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 2023 Court

Applications for the 2023 Rose Festival Court are now closed. Please look forward to the announcement of our 2023 Princess in March.

Apply to be a 2023 Community Judge

We are looking for Community Judges to participate in our 2023 Community Interview Day on February 18, 2023.

Community judges will interview each qualified applicant in several in-person panels throughout the day. This process makes up for 50% of the final score for all traditional school candidates. For all Metro East/West positions, the judging process accounts for 100% of their final score.


Judging activities generally fall between the hours of 8:30am and 3:00pm.

Apply to be a 2023 Community Judge here by February 3 to be considered.


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.


2022 Rose Festival Queen: Senya Scott

Senya Scott from Ida B. Wells High School is the 2022 Rose Festival Queen, and the 100th Queen to wear the precious Crown of Rosaria. The Queen's Coronation presented by Unitus Community Credit Union had been scheduled to take place in the Peninsula Park Rose Garden on Friday, May 10, 2022, but it was relocated indoors to the Doubletree by Hilton Portland due to weather. Queen Senya plans to utilize her $3,500 scholarship (generously donated by The Randall Group) to pursue a political science degree at Howard University in Washington D.C. 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 2023.

The Rose Festival Court presented by Unitus Community Credit Union is a core program of the Portland Rose Festival Foundation. The 15 young women of the 2022 Rose Festival Court travel for several weeks doing outreach and community service projects in and around the Portland-metro region, reaching as far as Pendleton to the east and the Oregon Coast to the west. Each member of the Court is paired with a professional mentor from Unitus, as well as networking and service opportunities, a $3,500 scholarship thanks to The Randall Group, and a travel wardrobe.


To request an appearance by Queen Senya Scott, please fill out the Queen Appearance Request form.
All requests should be in line with the Rose Festival Foundation's Mission Statement. The Rose Festival Queen does not make appearances for commercial purposes.


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 1973 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!


Rose Festival Court Sponsors

Unitus Community Credit Union
The Randall Group, Inc.
Royal Rosarian Foundation
Lloyd Center
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR PREMIER SPONSORS
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