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Miss Strawberry Days Scholarship Contest Applications Available Sponsored by Bighorn Toyota

Glenwood Springs, CO.-Applications are now available for the 2014 Miss Strawberry Days Scholarship Contest, sponsored by Bighorn Toyota.  Interested applicants are highly encouraged to attend the informational meeting to be held on Wednesday, April 30th at 6 p.m. at Bighorn Toyota, 130 Center Drive and should RSVP to Joni Bates at 945-1514 or joni@glenwoodchamber.com.  Applications and agenda are available at strawberrydaysfestival.com, at your local school, or by contacting the Glenwood Springs Chamber at 945-6589.

A total of $8,000 in scholarship money will be awarded to four local young women.  Applicants must be age 16-20 as of May 31, 2014 and a resident of RE-1 or RE-2 School District.  Other qualifications include the qualified applicants must never have been married, never had children and plan to attend college within the next two years.   The scholarship award is distributed directly to the recipient’s continuing education institution of choice in the amount of $3,000 for first place, $2,500 for second place and $2,000 for third place and $500 for Miss Congeniality.

The 116th Annual Strawberry Days Festival will be held June 20-22, 2014 at Sayre (Strawberry) Park.  Join us for a hometown parade, live entertainment, a large arts festival, Kids Fest, FREE strawberries and ice cream and much more!

What is the Miss Strawberry Days Competition?

Miss Strawberry Days is probably the oldest civic festival competition west of the Mississippi!  The program has evolved over the years from a beauty pageant where contestants modeled bathing suits at the Hot Springs, to a scholarship competition.

Miss Strawberry Days is not a beauty pageant or a popularity contest.  While the winning contestants earn substantial scholarships, they are not judged on academics.

Miss Strawberry Days is judged on personality, how she connects with others, and her ability to work with and motivate a group.  Miss Strawberry Days should be a true ambassador for Glenwood Springs, having contributed to her school and community.  Through a fun and interactive judging process, judges who are new to the community or have no special interest, select the best possible representative of Glenwood Springs.