Miss Indian Arizona Scholarship Program returns

Courtesy photo Due to developments with the coronavirus, the Miss Indian Arizona Association (MIAA) canceled the 2020-21 Miss Indian Arizona Scholarship Program. The decision was made to help maintain the safety of all those who attend and are involved with the Miss Indian Arizona Scholarship Program. MIAA decided to hold a virtual crowning ceremony of a new Miss Indian Arizona from the 2019-20 MIA Court. Amy Spotted Wolf was crowned Miss Indian Arizona 2020-21; she is from the Fresnal Canyon Community in the Baboquivari District on the Tohono O’odham Nation. First Attendant to Miss Indian Arizona is Autumn Rose Cooper, Akimel O’odham member of the Gila River Indian Community.

The 60th annual Miss Indian Arizona Scholarship Program will be held at the Chandler Center for the Arts, and livestreamed, on Oct. 9, 2021 starting at 6 p.m.

The competition is open to all young women who are enrolled members of an Arizona tribe between the ages of 17 – 24 and who meet all of the eligibility criteria. Each tribe may be represented by no more than two participants. Participants may be tribal royalty sponsored by a tribe or “at large” participants sponsored by a tribe, family, organizations or businesses.

Submission of a Covid-19 vaccination record card as proof of a Covid-19 vaccination shot or shots is required for all participants.

The online application forms for the Miss Indian Arizona Scholarship Program, as well as other pertinent information, are available on our website, www.missindianarizona.com.

The Miss Indian Arizona Scholarship Program theme is “Miss Indian Arizona – Native Women Forging a New Path.”

Applications received on or before June 30, 2021 require a $250 application fee; if received between July 1, 2021 and July 30, 2021, applications require a $350 application fee.  July 30, 2021 is the final date on which applications will be accepted.

Participants will be limited to two in-person guests; anyone else interested in viewing the program will be able to view it live online.


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