Betty Crocker's Homemaker of Tomorrow

Also know as Betty Crocker's All-American Homemaker of Tomorrow

The Betty Crocker's Homemaker of Tomorrow Scholarship Program began in 1955. Senior high girls took a written test on homemaking attitudes and knowledge. The girl with the highest score in each school received a pin (or later, charm) and she was entered into the state competition for a scholarship. Each scholarship winner and second runner-up won $1500 (in 1959). Each state winner was entered into the National Competition, with only 1 national winner.

 

Above is a listing of the prizes for the contest.

Scroll down to:

  •  read the National winner's essay for 1955!

  • sample of questions from 1969!

Program: 1955-1977

Contestants: Senior High School Girls 1955-1977
                   Senior High School Boys 1973-1977

Sponsoring Organization: General Mills, which owns Betty Crocker

According to the history pages of General Mills, 2.1 million dollars in scholarships were awarded.

Early pins marked TRIFARI

 

1955

Gold-colored metal award brooch

 three stalks of wheat,

 with heart shaped pendant picturing

 a ranch house and yard in relief.

 

 

 

Reverse of the 1955 brooch

It appears that only the 1955 year pins noted the date.

 

 

Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow pin,

antiqued finished  with hearth design.

Comes in at least 2 sizes

5/8" x 3/4" is one version

1 1/8" across is the other version

Made by Josten's

 

 

By 1972 the award was a Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow charm, silver with hearth design

Made by Oster?

 

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1959

 

Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow test form, 1963

1965 - image Linda Mathis

Linda Mathis shares her letter