DETROIT, October 15, 2009 – Southfield, Mich. based The iGroup, the region’s leading model and talent agency and exclusive representation for the Miss Michigan USA organization, has partnered with The Parade Company to sponsor America’s Thanksgiving Parade’s Princess Scholarship Program. Tony DiMambro, lead talent agent at The iGroup, made the announcement.
America’s Thanksgiving Parade, which will celebrate its 83rd year, will travel down Woodward Avenue in Detroit, Mich. on November 26, 2009, and will feature a princess float with Miss Michigan USA 2010 Rima Fakih, The iGroup’s spokeswoman for the Princess Scholarship Program, and Miss Teen Michigan USA Catherine McGhee along with the winners of the Princess Scholarship Program. The scholarship competition recognizes four outstanding women who demonstrate exceptional performance in academics; campus and community involvement; and a running historical knowledge of America’s Thanksgiving Parade. Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 23 and currently enrolled in an accredited Michigan college or university with a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
One winner of the Princess Scholarship Program will be crowned the queen of America’s Thanksgiving Parade and will receive a $1,000 scholarship. The runners-up will be named parade princess ambassadors and will each receive a $250 scholarship. The 2009 queen will be featured alongside Ms. Fakih and Ms. McGhee on a float of royalty, recognizing their superior academic and philanthropic achievements. The winners will assume reign from November 2009 until November 2010 and will represent the Princess Scholarship Program at some of Detroit’s most acclaimed seasonal events, including the Detroit Target Fireworks and River Days Festival.
“It is our honor to take part in such a positive scholarship program for the women of Michigan,” said DiMambro. “This is a great opportunity for young women working hard for an education to not only receive money for school but to also participate in such a great tradition for Detroit.”
To apply for the Princess Scholarship Program, please visit http://www.theparade.org/princess.php for more information and send your completed application to the Princess Selection Committee at 9500 Mt. Elliot, Studio A in Detroit, Mich. 48211. Applications must be received by Monday, October 19th for consideration.
About The iGroup
Southfield, Michigan-based The iGroup is Michigan’s premier model and talent agency and the leading agency in the state that represents exclusive union talent for SAG and AFTRA. SAG membership enables the agency’s talent to work on major Hollywood films that require union membership of all principle talent. Recently, The iGroup has secured roles for its exclusive actors in the following major studio films shot in Michigan: Stone, The Irishman, Flipped, Gran Torino, Whip It, Up In The Air, Gifted Hands, Intent, Butterfly Effect 3, Demoted, Youth in Revolt, High School and Miss January. The iGroup’s expansive resume consists of more than a decade of experience representing the highest caliber talent in the region. From actors to broadcast veterans, product specialists to fashion models, The iGroup is the go-to agency that advertisers and casting directors turn to for their film, television, and commercial productions; voice over projects; auto and trade show events; print advertising campaigns and fashion shows. The iGroup also exclusively represents both Miss Michigan U.S.A. and Miss Teen Michigan U.S.A.