The Miss Apple Blossom Scholarship Pageant is a prestigious event that marks the commencement of the Nappanee Apple Festival every September. This competition encompasses a range of categories, including interview, formal wear, GPA assessment, essay presentation, and an on-stage question.
Participants in the Miss Apple Blossom pageant have the opportunity to showcase their talents and qualities in these diverse areas. The winners are awarded scholarships that contribute to their educational journey. Miss Apple Blossom, along with the first and second runners-up, receives scholarships as recognition for their outstanding performance. Additionally, the recipient of the People's Choice award is granted a cash prize.
This captivating pageant is open to young women aged 16 to 22 who reside, study, or work in Elkhart County and the Wa-Nee area. It serves as a platform for these exceptional individuals to display their talents, intelligence, and character while celebrating the vibrant spirit of the Nappanee Apple Festival.