Be a Part of History | 2020 TOR Royal Court Applications Open

Tryouts scheduled soon, become an inspiration for others and receive a $7,500 scholarship

PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | News | The 2019 Tournament of Roses Royal court at the Crowning Ceremony in Pasadena

Applications for the 2020 Pasadena Tournament of Roses Royal Court are now available on the Tournament of Roses website.

Each member of the 2020 Royal Court will receive a $7,500 educational scholarship and together they will serve as ambassadors of the Tournament of Roses, the Pasadena community, and the greater Los Angeles area.

Royal Court members experience countless benefits; becoming part of an organization dedicated to hands-on volunteerism, discovering opportunities to connect with and give back to the local community, developing public speaking skills, and growing self-confidence.

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All are encouraged to apply and participate in one of the initial interview sessions at Tournament House on Saturday, September 7 or Monday, September 9. Participants are selected based upon a combination of qualities, including public speaking ability, youth leadership, academic achievement, and community and school involvement.

All individuals who participate in the initial interview sessions will receive a ticket for two people to attend the Royal Ball, a semi-formal dance hosted by the Tournament of Roses at the Pasadena Convention Center on September 21.

The Royal Court application, eligibility requirements, and additional information can be found at

The 2020 Royal Court will ride down Colorado Blvd. on the Royal Court float in the 131st Rose Parade and attend the 106th Rose Bowl Game, both on Wednesday, January 1, 2020. 

About the Pasadena Tournament of Roses

The Tournament of Roses is a volunteer organization that hosts America’s New Year Celebration with the Rose Parade presented by Honda, the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual and a variety of accompanying events. More than 900 volunteer members of the association will drive the success of 131st Rose Parade themed “The Power of Hope,” on Wednesday, January 1, 2020, followed by the 106th Rose Bowl Game.

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