Upstate GEMS has partnered with the Upstate Circle of Friends Organization to produce a premier upper state event that you will be proud to be a part of. This year will be as exciting as ever and we look forward to working with you as you embark on this journey of a lifetime.
As a contestant, you will become a part of a sorority of young women who will leave a legacy that impacts our community through humanitarian endeavors. Each contestant will develop in the areas of personal growth & self -confidence, meet new friends and learn skills and techniques that you will use for a lifetime whether or not you receive the crown. Just by entering the pageant you will go further and do better in whatever you choose to do in life merely by having the courage to do your best. This is the beginning of your dream!
Miss Upstate GEMS Scholarship Pageant has had the opportunity to award over $3000 in scholarships and prizes to our past contestants. There is a $120 registration fee for each contest and a $300 minimum sponsorship/ticket fee. You have the option of including your registration fee in with you sponsorship fee-totaling $420. The primary source of our funding is from generous sponsors. Your sponsorship may come from businesses, civic clubs, family, friends and neighbors. You may sponsor yourself or have as many sponsors as you wish to accumulate the required amount. Also, if you raise more than the required amount, you will have the opportunity to win a cash prize as the contestant who raised the most funds. You will receive sponsorship forms and tickets at the 2nd pageant coaching meeting. Finding sponsors has never been a problem for contestants who are dedicated, but it does require hard work. Good luck and have fun with it!Download the Scholarship Application