Los Angeles -Calling all girls, calling all girls! The Little Miss African American Scholarship Pageant is now excepting nationwide submissions as it readies for its 17th year as one of the longest running competitions for intelligent young women aged 6-12. The original creation of actress/ choreographer Lisa Ruffin, The Little Miss African American Scholarship pageant has consistently emphasized brains over beauty, positively impacting the lives of hundreds of impressionable young girls over the years.
This year’s event will be held Saturday, August 21, 2010 at the Universal Sheraton Hotel at 4:00 p.m. with Red Carpet to take place at 3:00 p.m. The Universal Sheraton Hotel is located at 333 Universal Hollywood Drive in Universal City, CA. The deadline for applications is July 16. For further information email [email protected] Please include a picture of the contestant with her name, brief information and any available links.
Past celebrity participants have included Emmy nominated actress, Chandra Wilson (ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy), World Boxing Champion Laila Ali and James Pickens Jr. (ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy). Rapper LL Cool J made a surprise appearance at the 2008 celebration. For more information go to www.littlemissafricanamerican.com.