Each year, Michigan Sugar Company offers young women an opportunity to represent the company and industry by serving as the Michigan Sugar Queen and Court Attendants. The crowning ceremony takes place each June during the Michigan Sugar Festival in Sebewaing. After completing their year of service, the Queen receives a $2,000 scholarship and each Attendant receives a $1,000 scholarship. Contestants must be between the ages of 18 and 23 and have lived at least one year in one of the counties in the state of Michigan in which sugarbeets are grown. A general knowledge of the sugarbeet industry and Michigan Sugar Company also is required.

Interested contestants should complete and submit an application along with two references and a recent photo. The Michigan Sugar Queen Selection Committee will contact the selected finalists for an interview before the formal crowning ceremony in June. Any questions regarding this scholarship should be directed to Lindy Richards at Michigan Sugar, (989) 686-0161.

The 2024 Michigan Sugar Queen and Court: Michigan Sugar Queen Isabella Stoutenburg of Sandusky, center; Attendant Kinzlee Karst of Frankenmuth, left; and Attendant Addison Hagen of Bad Axe.

Scholarship Requirements & Application