Applications for the Queen Scheherazade Scholarship Pageant are now available through Riverside County high schools, the Riverside County Fairgrounds Administration office and the Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival website, www.datefest.org.
The Pageant is open to young ladies who exhibit exceptional character and are Riverside County residents with at least a 3.0 GPA. All applicants must also be at least 17 years of age by the day of the Pageant, November 23, 2013, and have not reached the age of 22 by the Fair’s opening day, February 14, 2014. Queen Scheherazade and her Court will reign over the 2014 Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival, February 14-23, 2014, act as the goodwill ambassadors for this event and make many promotional appearances.
The Queen and Court will benefit from experiences with public speaking and media relations. Queen Scheherazade will be awarded a scholarship in the amount of $3,500 and Princesses Dunyazade and Jasmine will each be awarded $3,000. Applications for the Queen Scheherazade Scholarship Pageant will be accepted until October 9, 2013 at 4:00 pm. For more information about the Pageant, its rules, or for an application, please call 951.955.4896.
The last time a Temecula resident held the Queen Scheherazade title was 1986 when Stephanie Ann Williams claimed the crown. Only one other Temecula resident has been honored with the title, and that came in 1983 with the crowning of Theresa Carmichael.
Click here to read more about how the title came to be named Queen Scheherazade.