Junior high school students from area high schools compete in this annual Scholarship Pageant based on a private interview with judges, evening gown competition and on-stage presentation. BB&T and the Azalea Festival Youth Committee (AFYC) sponsor the North Carolina Azalea Festival Scholarship Pageant. The winner is the recipient of the Beverly Anne Jurgensen Scholarship Award, named after the beloved Past President of the North Carolina Azalea Festival. AFYC conducts fundraisers year-round to obtain proceeds for the annual event and to present the pageant.
The Azalea Festival Youth Committee is made up of high school students who raise funds through numerous activities throughout the year to produce the Azalea Festival Scholarship Pageant. For more information, please visit our Youth Activities, Scholarship or Past Princess Scholarship web page.
A Year in the Life of the Azalea Festival Princess: