The Miss District of Columbia Scholarship Organization is hosting its final information session before the deadline for this year's competition. Judging is based on Interview (45%); Performing Arts Talent (30%); Modeling in Evening Wear (15%); and Physical Fitness (10%). There is no entry fee. The winner will receive a $10,000 scholarship to help pay off student loans or for future education. $1,000 scholarships will also be given for academic achievement and community service.
Miss DC 2017 will represent DC at the 96th annual Miss America Pageant next September in Atlantic City, N.J. The finals will be televised live on ABC. She will also serve the DC community throughout the coming year, including frequent visits to Children's National Medical Center, the official charity of the Miss DC/Miss America Organizations.
The aforementioned information session will take place at the Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security, 1620 L St., N.W., 7th floor, Washington, DC 20036 on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 from 6:30-8:00 P.M. Only those who RSVP to [email protected] will be permitted access to the meeting. This meeting is not mandatory, but is highly encouraged. Those who do not attend may still audition on January 29.
The deadline to apply for this year's auditions is Sunday, January 22, 2017. Prospective contestants should complete and submit the two-page preliminary fact sheet, found under "Paperwork," at http://www.missdc.org/become-a-contestant1.html
Those who apply by the deadline will be given an interview time and a talent audition time for Sunday afternoon, January 29. Those who score well enough in the auditions will be the finalists for the 64th annual Miss District of Columbia competition on Sunday, June 18, 2017 at the Howard Theatre.
Please share this information with any prospective contestants who are talented, intelligent and community-service minded women, ages 17-24, who live, work full-time, or attend university full-time in the District of Columbia. Contestants for our 2017 competition must have a date of birth AFTER December 31, 1992.