THE ROYAL COURT

Become a part of history, become an inspiration for others and receive a $7,500 scholarship.

Applications for the 2023 Royal Court are now open!

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We look forward to welcoming you to Tournament House for the initial interview sessions on

Saturday, September 10, or Monday, September 12, 2022.

All are encouraged to apply and participate in one of the initial interview sessions at Tournament House. Participants are selected based upon a combination of qualities, including public speaking ability, youth leadership, academic achievement, and community and school involvement. What to expect and eligibility requirements below.

The Rose Queen and Royal Court are iconic traditions, steeped in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses’ history and we are excited to continue the treasured legacy with the 2023 Royal Court.

Members of the Royal Court experience countless benefits; becoming part of an organization dedicated to hands-on volunteerism, discovering opportunities to connect with and give back to the local community, developing public speaking skills, and growing self-confidence.

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FAQ’s AND WHAT TO EXPECT AT ROYAL COURT INTERVIEWS

Members of the 2023 Royal Court must be fully vaccinated and provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. A person is considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19 two weeks or more after they have received the second dose in a 2-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna or other vaccine authorized by the World Health Organization), or two weeks or more after they have received a single-dose vaccine (Johnson and Johnson [J&J]/Janssen).

BENEFITS OF BEING ON THE ROYAL COURT

  • Immerse yourself in an organization dedicated to hands-on volunteerism and discover opportunities to connect with and give back to your local community
  • Develop your public speaking and etiquette skills, and grow your self confidence
  • Receive $7,500 educational scholarship
  • Make lifelong friendships, and become a role model for others

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Identify as a female, at least 17 years of age by December 31, 2022 and not more than 21 years of age before January 5, 2023
  • Be a full-time resident of the Pasadena Area Community College District
  • Possess at least a 2.0 grade point average in both the current and previous years’ course work
  • Be available to participate, in person, in all interview sessions in the fall
  • Be a senior in high school or enrolled as a full-time student (minimum 12 units) in any accredited school or college in the Pasadena Area Community College District
  • Complete the official Royal Court online application

MORE ABOUT THE ROYAL COURT

Royal Court members experience countless benefits; becoming part of an organization dedicated to hands-on volunteerism, discovering opportunities to connect with and give back to the local community, developing public speaking skills, and growing self-confidence. All are encouraged to apply and participate in one of the initial interview sessions at Tournament House in early September. Participants are selected based upon a combination of qualities, including public speaking ability, youth leadership, academic achievement, and community and school involvement.

The Royal Court attends nearly 100 community and media functions, serving as ambassadors of the Tournament of Roses, the Pasadena community, and the greater Los Angeles area. The grand finale for the Royal Court is riding on the Royal Court float in the Rose Parade® presented by Honda and attending the Rose Bowl Game both on New Year’s Day.