April 3-7, 2024



Scholarship Pageant

Saturday, March 09
Event Time 7:30pm

For the 2024 Azalea Festival Scholarship Pageant, Junior high school students from area high schools will compete in this annual Scholarship Pageant based on a private interview with judges, evening gown competition, and on-stage presentation. The winner is the recipient of the Beverly Anne Jurgensen Scholarship Award ($6,250 college scholarship), named after the beloved Past President of the North Carolina Azalea Festival. First through fourth runners up also receive college scholarships ($3,000-$1,000). The winner and four runners-up also are invited to be on the Azalea Festival Princess Court, attending multiple events Festival week (April 3-7, 2024) and throughout the year!

Contestants take part in a weekly enrichment program where they learn interview skills, presentation skills, and the impact in giving back to their communities. 


Contestants will meet every Sunday afternoon January 7  through March 2, 2024.

Thank You to Our 2023 Event Sponsors

Thank You to Truist, For Your Continued Support of Our Scholarship Pageant and Program!

Thank you to Sarah E. Pless, DDS; Renaissance Dental Studio for Your Continued Support of a STEM Scholarship!

Congratulations to the winner of the 2023 North Carolina Azalea Festival Scholarship Pageant, Avery Braithwaite!