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About The Program

The Seafair Scholarship Program for Women is one of Seattle’s time-honored traditions. Dating back to 1950, it was originally designed as a pageant to select articulate young women as Seafair representatives to greet visiting dignitaries and share the Seafair message. Sixty-five years later, the program has evolved into an excellent experience for young women seeking academic scholarships and opportunities for networking and leadership, personal, and professional development.

This program strives to empower young women in reaching their academic, personal, and professional goals through a series of educational events and programs. With a mission to promote philanthropy, diversity and community engagement, participants will have the unique opportunity to represent Seafair while visiting a variety of community events and parades and to interact with a wide variety of business, civic, philanthropic, and public leaders in the Greater Seattle region.

Since 1950, this program has awarded more than $450,000 in scholarships and accepted and recognized more than 1,400 participants.

Former participants have gone into various professions such as:

  • Law
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Education
  • Motivational Speaking
  • Government Relations
  • Medicine
  • The Arts

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.
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