The Children's Museum offers a college scholarship each year for the high school junior who most exemplifies the character of Legendary Santa's Snow Queen.


The Scholarship Snow Queen serves as a role model for all children, exemplifying internal beauty & character while reflecting & celebrating the museum's commitment to inspiring creativity & individuality.


Witness the Coronation of the 2020 Scholarship Snow Queen at the Snow Days Festival, enjoy snow-filled fun and games, PLUS special appearances by friends of the Snow Queen on January 11, 2020!



Perisa Ashar

Perisa is a junior at the Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School for Government and International Studies. She is the co-founder of the international nonprofit STEMinate, which has chapters worldwide, and aims to provide STEM opportunities to underdeveloped communities and engage students locally with the STEM field and its endless possibilities! During the weekends, she hosts Scratch Programming workshops for middle school students to learn how to code their own games and activities. Once a month, Perisa helps lead the Henrico 4H-STEM club workshops...

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Isabella Cipollina

Isabella is a junior enrolled in all AP and IB classes at Atlee High School. She is a member of Hanover Youth Service Council, where she serves as the Communications Committee Chair. She participates and helps to create many service projects, such as Bright Beginnings and the Hanover County School Supply Drive. In addition to volunteering, Isabella is very active in show choir, theatre, and orchestra at Atlee. She is the president of orchestra and a costume captain for the award-winning show choir, Atlee Elegance...

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Katherine Krievs

Katherine is a junior at Midlothian High School. She spends the majority of her time competing on Midlo’s Varsity Cross Country and Track & Field teams. Running is her passion, and when she’s not with her team, she enjoys running with her amazing goldendoodle, Henry. Regularly, Katherine volunteers at St. Francis Hospital where she serves as a member of the Patient Response team and as a Star Trainer; this volunteer position is preparing her for her future in the medical field. For three years, Katherine has written...

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Voting has ended! The 2020 Scholarship Snow Queen will be crowned during the Snow Days Festival on Saturday, January 11th!