LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Applications are still being accepted to enter the 2017 Miss Kentucky Outstanding Teen Scholarship Pageant.

The event will be held May 26 through May 28 at the Kentucky Center for the Arts.

The pageant says their mission is to instill confidence and improve the Bluegrass State one young lady at a time.

Last year, $10,000 in scholarships were awarded to participants’ ages 13 to 17-years-old.

“It’s really about empowering teens with the skills that they need to pursue whatever career they are interested in and give them a network of other amazing teenagers that grow into amazing women that are really impacting our state,” Dr. Ashley Anderson, Miss Kentucky Outstanding Teen Executive Director, said.

In order to qualify, you must be a Kentucky resident for at least 6 months.

The organization is still accepting applications. To apply, head to www.misskentuckypageant.com.