Deadline Extended to June 17th! 2022 Little Miss African American Scholarship Pageant is back and accepting applications!

Deadline Extended to June 17th!  2022 Little Miss African American Scholarship Pageant is back and accepting applications!

IN THE PHOTO: Lisa Ruffin, Founder/Producer (Center) with a Little Miss African American Scholarship Pageant Contestants

(Los Angeles, CA) Lisa Ruffin, the Founder/Producer of the 28th Little Miss African American Scholarship Pageant, announces the pageant is back and currently taking applications are being accepted for the 2022 nationwide registration.  Only 50 young participants, between the ages of 6 and 12 years old for the pageant. 

The Little Miss African American Scholarship Pageant is an educational program. The girls learn to wear their "C.A.P." which stands for Confidence, Awareness, and Pride. Selected participants undertake a cultural enrichment program designed to promote teamwork, self-esteem, and heighten cultural awareness. They take classes in public speaking, science, technology, and etiquette and are taught performances by award-winning choreographers.  The young ladies make new friends and learn about their rich African American history.

"By fostering these universal attributes at such a tender age, our girls grow to be leaders in their communities and help to change the world." Says Ruffin. 

The pageant will award over $10,000 in scholarships and prizes this year.

Submit your application for participation a the last day to register is Friday, June 17, 2022.

The Pageant will be held on Sunday, August 14, 2022, at the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre, 4800 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027.

About Little Miss African American Scholarship Pageant 

For the past 27 years, dozens of girls between the ages of 6-12 years old have participated in this program, hundreds of scholarships have been awarded, and lasting memories have been created for these young Academic and intellectual princesses.  While some of them come from strong supportive families, the majority of them come from under-served, single-family homes.  The pageant provides an early introduction to the arts and training in public speaking while promoting individual creativity and stimulating a heightened cultural understanding. For more information visit our website:

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About Lisa Ruffin

Lisa Ruffin is a multi-talented performer and award-winning choreographer. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  She attended The Juilliard School in New York City. Lisa has performed and choreographed in over 20 countries.

Lisa's first professional job, she choreographed Kool and the Gang's, "Joanna" video, which won an American Music Award. In addition, she choreographed "The Artist Journey" and "Funk Blast" for Paul Allen's $450 million dollars, "Experience Music Project", produced by Digital Domain. Lisa is the youngest African- American woman to choreograph a Broadway Stage production, "Up Close and Personal" at the Lunt Fontaine Theatre. 

Additional choreography credits include televisions, "Moesha" starring Brandy, "The Steve Harvey Show". The NAACP ACT-SO Awards. Lisa has worked with Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner, James Brown, George Clinton, Rodney Cromwell, just to name a few. Lisa returned to her theatrical roots last year and decided to share her creative talents at the University of Southern California in the Musical Theatre Department. Lisa was honored to work at the University of Southern California's "Spring Awaking" as the Choreographer and Intimacy Coordinator. Lisa started the beginning of this year by choreographing "SEIZE THE KING" at the University of Southern California. Lisa choreographed and received glowing reviews for her choreography for "In the Continuum" at The Ensemble Theatre of Santa Barbara. Lisa will return to The Ensemble Theatre; this fall to choreograph the stage play "CARMEN". 

Lisa created and implemented Little Miss African American Scholarship Pageant, the longest-running scholarship pageant for young girls, in that age group. This educational program is in its 28th year of operation.  Over 200 Little Miss African American Alumni have graduated from colleges like USC, UCLA, and Spelman. If you want to learn more about Lisa you can go to her website at

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