Miss Ebony Scholarship Pageant

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Welcome to the Indiana State University Miss Ebony Scholarship Pageant. Miss Ebony is open to all women who understand that this is not a “beauty pageant” but a program that allowed women to showcase their broad range of qualities: personal interview, formal interview wear, talent, and the ability to speak with confidence, poise, and grace. Women in this pageant are intelligent, talented, and accomplished.

Miss Ebony Scholarship Pageant provides ways to assist women in pursuing their educational goals.

Miss Ebony History

2020 Miss Ebony Scholarship Award

The Miss Ebony Scholarship Pageant Planning Committee are offering to ALL young ladies that meet the following requirements to apply for a $500 scholarship.

Understand this is not an agreement to participate in the upcoming 2021 Miss Ebony Pageant.

You must be:

  1. Must be a currently enrolled female student at Indiana State University 
  2. Must have a high school (entering freshman only) or undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.5 
  3. Must be in good academic and judicial standing at Indiana State University

Unfortunately, prior Miss Ebony winners are not eligible. But, past contestants of the Miss Ebony Pageant can apply for this scholarship.

This application is for one $500 scholarship

You must submit both parts, written and video, at the same time in order for your application to be considered

You can apply and submit all documents here

There are two parts to the application process.

The first part write your essay and answer this question: How have you influenced or uplifted other women in your community? 

The essay must be:

  • Maximum of 2(two) pages, doubled spaced
  • Must be in 12 point Times New Roman font
  • Must have 1-inch margins (top, bottom, left, right)
  • Must be free of grammatical and spelling errors

The second part is a video submission. In your video, respond to this question: College students across the nation are faced with many obstacles such as food insecurity, racism, sexism, mental health, domestic abuse, homelessness, etc. Describe steps Indiana State University should take to help assist students with these obstacles.

The video must be:

  • Respond to the above issue
  • A maximum of 60 seconds
  • Submitted in MP4 format

While making your video, make sure you:

  • Wear appropriate attire
  • Use appropriate language
  • Use a solid wall background
  • Only use instrumental music – but musical background music is not required

If you have any questions, please contact us at ISU-MissEbony@indstate.edu.

Application period will close at 4pm on October 16, 2020.


Miss Ebony Scholarship Pageant 2020 Pageant - November 2021




Miss Ebony 2020 Planning Committee

TiOnna Hendricks, Chair
Eryn Jenkins, Miss Ebony 2019

Shantrice Bradley, Co-adviser

Elonda Ervin, Co-adviser



Miss Ebony Contestants 2019

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