Kentucky Derby Festival royal court application process begins Sept. 6

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- If you're looking to be among royalty during next year's Kentucky Derby Festival you can apply to be part of the court next week.

Young women from Kentucky and Southern Indiana can begin the application process for the 2017 royal court online on Tuesday. The deadline to apply is October 16.

Being on the court allows young women to earn scholarship money as well as other sponsor gifts.

The festival's royal court will serve as ambassadors for Louisville and the Kentucky Derby Festival.

The court will be selected in January and the queen will be chosen in April.


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