The Miss Tri-Cities Scholarship Program is seeking applicants for the 2016 Miss Tri-Cities and the Miss Tri-Cities Outstanding Teen pageants.
The Miss Tri-Cities Pageant is a preliminary to the Miss Washington state pageant and the Miss America national pageant. More than $30,000 in scholarships in 2015 was awarded. All contestants received a scholarship and the new titleholders will compete in the 2017 Miss Washington and Miss Washington Outstanding Teen pageants.
For the Miss Tri-Cities program, contestants must be between ages 17-24 and a graduate of high school prior to the 2017 state competition. Applicants can be no older than 24 on Dec. 31, 2017.
For the teen program, contestants must be no younger than 13 years and cannot be older than 17 years old before July 31, 2017. Applications may be submitted via the web at www.misstricities.org. For more information, call 509-539-3252. Application deadline is April 11.
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The Miss Tri-Cities program is part of the Miss America Organization, providing more than $45 million in scholarships to young women each year.
The program is sponsored by the Tri-City Water Follies Association.