Little Miss African American Scholarship Pageant (279738)
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Lisa Ruffin, founder/producer of the 26th Little Miss African American Scholarship Pageant, announced that applications are being accepted for the 2019 nationwide registration.

Only 50 young participants, between the ages of 6 and 12 years old for the pageant. The deadline for application submission is Saturday, June 8, 2019.

The Little Miss African American Scholarship Pageant is an educational program. The girls learn to wear their “C.A.P.” which stands for Confidence, Awareness and Pride. Selected participants undertake a cultural enrichment program designed to promote teamwork, self-esteem, and heighten cultural awareness.

They take classes in public speaking, science, technology and etiquette and are taught performances by award-winning choreographers. The young ladies make new friends and learn about African American history.

“By fostering these universal attributes at such a tender age, our girls grow to be leaders in their communities and help to change the world,” said Ruffin.

The pageant will award over $10,000 in scholarships and prizes this year.

Application for participation can be submitted at

The Pageant will be held on Sunday, August 11, 2019 at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles.