Tuesday, December 31, 2024




EL PASO, Texas – The Sun Bowl Association is now accepting applications for the 2024-25 Sun Court.

Applications are available online at www.sunbowl.org or can be picked up at the Sun Bowl Association (SBA) office, located at 4150 Pinnacle St., Suite 100 in El Paso, Texas. The deadline to apply is Friday, June 28, 2024 by 3 p.m. (MT). All interviews will be held on Saturday, July 6, 2024 beginning at 9 a.m. at the SBA offices.

The El Paso area will be represented by the city’s young women to serve as community ambassadors during all Sun Bowl events including the Glasheen, Valles & Inderman Injury Lawyers Sun Bowl Parade on Thanksgiving morning and the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl football game on December 31, 2024.

“The Sun Court has been an integral part of the Sun Bowl Association for over 90 years and they serve the purpose of being ambassadors for the Sun Bowl Association and the City of El Paso,” Executive Director Bernie Olivas said. “We look forward to receiving applications from many wonderful women from El Paso selecting the best possible candidates to fill the Sun Court. Very excited to continue this storied tradition.”

The Sun Court dates back to 1935 when organizers planned the event as a companion to the first Sun Bowl game. This is a great time for young women to promote their city and to volunteer as community ambassadors. Contestants are selected based on poise, personality, communication and interpersonal skills. Applicants must also demonstrate knowledge of El Paso and all Sun Bowl Association events. Participants must be full-time students at a college or university and in good academic standing.

For questions, please contact the Sun Bowl Association Office at (915) 533-4416 or email office@sunbowl.org

Eligibility and Rules:
All Sun Princess Applicants must fit criteria in order to be eligible.
•A female between the ages of 18-22 (as of Sept. 1, 2024) that has completed one year of college
•Have not been married and have not had any children
•Must be enrolled as a full-time student taking a minimum of 12 academic hours or full time in a graduate program
•A cumulative grade point average of at least a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (Transcript must be included with application.)
•Sun Princesses may not hold any other title during the time they are members of the Sun Court (i.e. Miss El Paso, Miss Texas, etc.)
•Responsible for their own transportation costs to attend mandatory events

Application/Submission Process:
Official application, an official transcript, a ONE-PAGE resume, a color head shot no larger than 5×7, and an essay (500 words or less) telling us about yourself; include school activities and awards, community involvement, employment and why you want to be a part of the Sun Court. Applications can be submitted electronically or can be dropped off at the Sun Bowl Association office (4150 Pinnacle Street, Suite 100, El Paso, Texas).

Electronic Submissions: office@sunbowl.org; bolivas@sunbowl.org; emorelos@sunbowl.org.

2024 Sun Court Application

Contact Us!

Sun Bowl Association
4150 Pinnacle Street
Suite 100
El Paso, Texas 79902

Phone: (915) 533-4416
Toll Free: (800) 915-BOWL