Sun Bowl Association Extends Application Deadline for Sun Court to One More Week

EL PASO, Texas – The Sun Bowl Association is now accepting applications for the 2023-24 Sun Court.  The new deadline for applications is now Friday, June 23 at 3 p.m. (MT).

Applications are available online at or can be picked up at the Sun Bowl Association (SBA) office, located at 4150 Pinnacle Street, Suite 100 in El Paso, Texas. 

All interviews will be held on Saturday, July 8 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 30, 2023.

“The Sun Court has been an integral part of the Sun Bowl Association for over 85 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 selecting the best possible candidates to fill the Sun Court and continuing 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, and the ability to 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

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) 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). 

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