PARTICIPATING IN THE Pageant
STEPS TO APPLYING
Learn about the pageant. There is a brief history piece below, information (such as the rules) & documents below, as well as YouTube promotional videos and the pageant available for your viewing on the Penn State Alphas YouTube page. You should know the qualifications, rules & regulations, and terms of agreement for what you are applying for.
You are first required to fill out the Agreement Form which will require your signature during the interview phase.
Next, fill out the Application Form. Do not hesitate to reach out to us for any questions or concerns regarding this process. Your information will be viewable by the Chapter Brothers, Pageant Committee for selection, and Chapter Advisor for authentication.
After submitting both the Agreement Form and Application Form, a Member of the Pageant Committee will contact you to schedule an interview based on the availability provided. If you do not hear from anyone regarding an interview please feel free to reach out to us. Contestant interviews will take place during the dates listed below. Committee interviews may be conducted as applications are received and do not have a deadline.
The History of Miss Black & Gold
The Miss Black and Gold Scholarship Pageant, under the sponsorship of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., is an outgrowth of the long tradition of Alpha Chapters designating outstanding young ladies to serve as "Chapter Sweethearts." The Fraternity recognizes the valuable support rendered to it by the many friends of Alpha Phi Alpha, and this endeavor serves as one mechanism to applaud such support.
For some time now, each of the Fraternity's five geographical regions has sponsored Miss Black and Gold Pageants as a part of their conventions. Since the early 1970's, there has been increasing support of these pageants on a national scale.
The first National Miss Black and Gold Pageant was held during Alpha's 1976 General Convention in New York City. Queen Denise Smith, representing Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, was awarded the PHIRST crown.
The Pageant was deferred following the first event and reinstated during the Fraternity's 1982 General Convention in Los Angeles, California.
The Gamma Nu Miss Black and Gold Scholarship Pageant and Ball is a nationally recognized event that takes place in the spring semester of each academic year and provides the participants with an opportunity to showcase their talents and be honored for their high scholastic abilities, hard work, and commitment to service on their campus and at-large.
Each contestant will showcase their talent and beauty through a series of categories. The contestant will be required to answer question pertaining to current events and other political issues. Being judged per tier and on the basis of scholarship & scholastic ability a winner will be crowned and will move on to the District level of the competition.
The first Local MIss Black & Gold Scholarship Pageant was held at The Pennsylvania State University in April of 1999, crowning Her Phirst Majesty, Queen Sonya Garlington, Miss Black & Gold and Her Phirst Highness, Queen Kadine Anckle, MIss Gold.
Her Majesty, High Empress Yvonne Winborne, is the PHIRST Miss Black & Gold of the Gamma Nu Chapter to win both the Eastern Regional title (2013-2014) and the National title (2013-2015).
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
REGISTRATION & APPLICATION
INTERESTED CANDIDATE & COMMITTEE MEMBER FORMS
INTERVIEW DATES & TIMES
YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO SIGN THE AGREEMENT FORM SUBMITTED DURING REGISTRATION/APPLICATION.
CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT A LATER TIME
COMMITTEE MEMBER INTERVIEWS WILL BE HELD AS APPLICATIONS ARE RECEIVED. THERE IS NO DEADLINE APPLIED.
QUESTIONS? Click the button below to use the pop up contact form in order to email the Pageant Committee. You may also use the live chat feature for quick, instant messaging.