Seafair Scholarship Program for Women: Empowering the lives of young leaders in Greater Seattle through education, philanthropy, mentorship and community involvement
The Seafair Scholarship Program for Women is one of Seattle’s oldest traditions. It is designed to give young women the opportunity to celebrate the rich diversity of the Puget Sound region with the goal of enriching their lives through education, philanthropy, mentorship and community involvement. The winner of the Scholarship Program serves as a representative for the Seafair Festival throughout her year of service.
As part of the program experience, participants will experience a networking event, mentor leadership workshop, public speaking event and personal interviews. These activities are designed to provide the opportunity for participants to gain professional experience and exposure to the business world.
The Seafair Scholarship Program for Women concludes with the awarding of the academic scholarships and the announcement of the 2018 - 2019 Miss Seafair. Mandatory activities will continue for the newly named Miss Seafair. Scholarships will be available.
2018 Guidelines for Participation
- Must be a female between the ages of 18 and 23 prior to and no later than August, 5, 2018.
- Able to show proof of enrollment at a post secondary school, college, university or vocational institution for the Fall 2018 – Spring 2019 quarter/semester(s).
- Submission of required documents by April 27, 2018.
- Any status not specifically addressed in these guidelines will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Notification regarding acceptance into the program will be made by May 4, 2018.
Required Applicant Contact Information
Required Parent/Guardian Contact Information
Supporting Association (if applicable)
List all colleges you have attended or are currently attending:List name & enrollment years
What is your current year in school?Ex: Freshman in College
Currently Enrolled in College or Post Secondary School:
- If you are currently in college or post secondary school, please provide us with your college or post secondary academic records.
- If you are currently in college and/or have attended more than one college or post secondary school, please provide us with all transcripts from colleges attended.
Graduating High School Seniors and Participants who have not attended a Post Secondary School/College/University/Vocational Institution:
- If you graduate from high school in 2018, please provide us with the additional information indicated below and an official transcript from your high school. If you have not received a copy of your final transcript, please provide an unofficial transcript and a final copy of your report card.
- If you graduate from high school prior to 2018, but have not yet attended a post secondary school/college/university/vocational institution, please provide us with the additional information indicated below. Also, please provide us with an official transcript from your high school.
If yes, please answer below.
If no, please skip the next three questions.
Advanced Placement or Honor Courses
If yes, please list name(s) of courses and grade(s) received
If yes, please list name(s) of courses and grade(s) received
Cumulative GPA weighted (if applicable)On 4.0 scale
Cumulative GPA non-weightedOn 4.0 scale
Brief essay on the importance of academics to your futurePlease email essay if it exceeds 3000 characters
Community Service Project Presentation & Public Speaking
The Community Service Presentation gives each participant the opportunity to explain her community service project/interest to the judges and audience during their individual presentation. Your community service presentation topic cannot be changed after the submission of your application. The theme for the evening will be “Caring for our Communities.”
Brief essay describing your project, role, impact you have made, & how it has impacted youPlease email essay if it exceeds 3000 characters
Required Event Dates
Dates/locations are tentative and subject to change. Note: participants must attend all required events. Accommodations will be made for prior commitments.
May 9: Meet & Greet Dinner; TBD, Seattle (6:00 – 8:00 pm)
May 22: Orientation Material Meeting & Headshots, Private Residence, (5:30-8:00 pm)
June 12: Networking Event; Washington Athletic Club (WAC), (5:30 – 8:00 pm) - Judged Event
June 28: Mentor/Leadership Meeting, Swedish Education & Conference Center (5:30-8:00 pm) - Judged Event
June 30: Seafair Royalty Luncheon, Holland America Cruise Ship Terminal, Seattle (10:00 am – 2:00 pm)
July 10: Community Service & Public Speaking Night, Museum of Flight, Seattle (5:00 – 9:00 pm) –Judged Event
July 14: Seafair Milk Carton Derby, Green Lake Park, (10:00 am. – 3:00 pm)
July 16-17: Personal Interviews, Seafair Office, Seattle (individual schedule between 5:00 – 9:00 pm) - Judged Event
July 18: Seafair Commodores Scholarship Banquet, Salty’s on Alki (5:30 – 9:30 pm)
July 28: Awarding of Scholarships and Announcement of Miss Seafair and Alaska Airlines Seafair Torchlight Parade, Seattle Center, 2:30 – 11:00 pm
Rehearsal 2:30; On-Stage Appearance 3:30; VIP Reception 5:30, Parade start 7:00 pm
Additional required events for the appointed 2018 Miss Seafair and Runners-up
July 30: Blue Angels Arrival
July 31: Fleet Week Eagles and Anchors Reception
August 1: Fleet Week Mayor’s Reception
August 2: Seafair Foundation Breakfast and the Blues
August 2: Boeing Seafair Air Show Reception
August 3: Seafair Gala
August 3: Fleet Week US Coast Guard Reception
August 4: Fleet Week THIRD Fleet Reception
August 5: Seafair Weekend Festival Finale
By April 27, please also submit:
- Resume & Cover Letter addressing the following areas:
- Education/Work Experience
- Career Ambition
- Other Facts, Accomplishments, Community Service Projects, etc. (for each listed, please indicate your time commitment)
- The cover letter should be addressed to the Seafair Foundation. You will be required to bring copies of the above documents with you tot he Mentor/Leadership Meeting.
- Reference Letter(s):
- Please attach at least one (1) reference letter from someone who knows you well and is not a relative; additional reference letters are welcomed. Suggested references include teachers/professors, supervisors, volunteer or community organization collaborators
- Official Transcripts (Due June 28)
- Signed Release Form (PDF found here)
These items may be sent via email to Foundation@seafair.com
or via mail to:
Seafair Scholarship Program for Women
2200 Sixth Ave, Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98121