2011 Dance Magazine Scholarship Guide

July 6, 2011

Calling all financially savvy students: Looking to fund your first year as a college dance major? Want to cut tuition costs for a summer intensive program? With our 2011 Scholarship Guide, you can find a way. Getting a good dance education doesn’t need to leave you strapped for cash. We’ve compiled hundreds of scholarship opportunities, so you can stop worrying about money and focus on your dancing!

All information is current as of press time and subject to change. Be sure to contact a program for up-to-date details.


LESS THAN $250


Adrenaline Dance

Southlake, TX

Contact: Jeremy Keeton

866-695-4144

[email protected]

www.adrenalinedance.com

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Single Convention

Deadline: August 2012

Number Awarded: 2

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: age 5–19

Kim Robards Dance

Denver, CO

Contact: LaRana Skalicky

303-825-4847

[email protected]

www.kimrobardsdance.org

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The KRD School

Deadline: rolling

Number Awarded: 3

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: application; letters of recommendation

SUNY College at Fredonia

Fredonia, NY

Contact: Angelika Summerton

716-673-3355

[email protected]

www.fredonia.edu/department/

theatredance

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1929 Graduate Fund for Excellence in Dance

Deadline: March 17 2012

Number Awarded: 1

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: member of the Department of Theatre and Dance at an intermediate ballet level

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Theatre and Dance Outstanding Senior

Deadline: March 17 2012

Number Awarded: 1

Pays For: cash

Requirements: must be a senior in the Department of Theatre and Dance

University at Buffalo—Theatre & Dance

Buffalo, NY

Contact: main office

716-645-6897

[email protected]

www.theatredance.buffalo.edu

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Amanda Occhino Scholarship

Deadline: January 1 2012

Number Awarded: varies

Pays For: professional development

Requirements: current dance major recommended by dance faculty

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Stanley Dampier Travis Scholarship

Deadline: March 1 2012

Number Awarded: Varies

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: Current major; application; approval of committee

$250–$500



92Y Harkness Dance Center

New York, NY

Contact: Renata Celichowska

212-415-5555

[email protected]

www.92y.org/dance

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92Y Harkness Ballet Scholarships

Deadline: June 1 2012

Number Awarded: 6–8

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: June 2012 auditions

Ad Deum Dance Company

Houston, TX

Contact: Randall Flinn

713-626-5050

[email protected]

www.danceaddeum.com

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Ad Deum Spring Dance Intensive

Deadline: March 1 2012

Number Awarded: 3

Pays For: spring dance intensive

Requirements: age 18 and up; advanced level dancer; ballet and contemporary

Baltimore Ballet

Baltimore (Cockeysville), MD

Contact: Elysabeth Muscat

410-667-7974

[email protected]

www.baltimoreballet.com

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Number Awarded: varies

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: serious, outstanding pre-professional students who cannot afford to pay full tuition

Broadway Comes to Denver

Denver, CO

Contact: Gina Bowers

646-719-0235

[email protected]

todenver.com

www.broadwaycomestodenver.com

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Work-Study Scholarship

Deadline: rolling

Number Awarded: 10–15

Pays For: tuition

Dance Showcase USA

Arlington, TX

Contact: Glenda

817-572-6617

[email protected]

www.danceshowcaseusa.com

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Dance Showcase USA

Number Awarded: 1

Pays For: college

Requirements: must have participated in a Regional Competition during 2011 competition season with Dance Showcase USA; must be a graduating senior; application available on www.dance

showcaseusa.com

Dancewave

Brooklyn, NY

Contact: Diane Jacobowitz

718-522-4696

[email protected]

www.dancewave.org

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Summer Dance Intensive

Deadline: April 2012

Number Awarded: 35

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: age 10–18; must attend scheduled audition; based on financial need, skill level, determination, creativity, and attitude; email [email protected] or call 718-522-4696 to reserve your spot

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The School at Dancewave

Deadline: August 2011

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: ages 13–18; scholarship auditions for fall semester will be scheduled in August 2011; based on financial need, skill level, determination, creativity, and attitude

East Stroudsburg University

East Stroudsburg, PA

Contact: Elizabeth Gibbons

570-422-3331

[email protected]

www.esu.edu/dance

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University Dance Company

Deadline: March 11 2012

Number Awarded: 2

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: member of UDC; 3.0 GPA

Kim Robards Dance

Denver, CO

Contact: LaRana Skalicky

303-825-4847

[email protected]

www.kimrobardsdance.org

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Kim Robards Dance, Inc.

Deadline: June 1 2012

Number Awarded: 3

Pays For: tuition for summer intensive company project

Requirements: application packet

Mercyhurst College Dance Department

Erie, PA

Contact: Dana Potter

814-824-2202

[email protected]

www.dance.mercyhurst.edu

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Summer Dance Experience

Deadline: March 15 2012

Number Awarded: 2

Requirements: preprofessional ballet dancers of college age; audition

New York City Dance Alliance

New York, NY

Contact: Joe Lanteri, Executive Director; Leah Brandon, Managing Director

866-692-5678

[email protected]

www.nycdance.com

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Outstanding Dancer Scholarships, Regional Convention Scholarships and Triple Threat Scholarships

Deadline: awarded each

convention weekend

Number Awarded: 20+ per

convention weekend

Pays For: national workshop scholarships, regional workshop scholarships, summer intensive awards

Requirements: Registration for Convention workshop

San Jose State University

San Jose, CA

Contact: Janie Scott

408-924-5043

[email protected]

www.music.sjsu.edu/dance

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Legacy Scholarship

Deadline: April 2 2012

Number Awarded: 1–3

Pays For: fees

Requirements: incoming dance major

Scottsdale Community College

Scottsdale, AZ

Contact: Angela Rosenkrans

480-423-6600

[email protected]

www.scottsdalecc.edu/dance

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New Student Scholarship

Deadline: May 17 2012

Number Awarded: 1

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: audition; must be a new student

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Returning Student Scholarship

Deadline: May 17 2012

Number Awarded: 1

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: audition; must be a returning student

SUNY College at Fredonia

Fredonia, NY

Contact: Angelika Summerton

716-673-3355

[email protected]

www.fredonia.edu/department/

theatredance

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Carol Prevet Dance Award

Deadline: March 17 2012

Number Awarded: 1

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: must be a board member of the Orchesis Dance Club

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Myers BFA Dance Award

Deadline: March 17 2012

Number Awarded: 1

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: audition; new major/incoming freshman

That’s Entertainment Performing Arts Competition

Staten Island, NY

Contact: RoseMary Pontuck

877-381-0450

[email protected]

com

www.thatsentertainmentpa.com

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That’s Entertainment

Deadline: July 1 2012

Number Awarded: 2

Pays For: local performing arts tuition

University at Buffalo—Theatre & Dance

Buffalo, NY

Contact: main office

716-645-6897

[email protected]

www.theatredance.buffalo.edu

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Jean Taylor Beard

Deadline: March 1 2012

Number Awarded: 1

Pays For: professional development

Requirements: graduating dance major with minimum GPA of 3.3

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI

Contact: STMD Admissions

734-764-0583

[email protected]

www.music.umich.edu/

departments/dance/index.php

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Samantha Strayer

Deadline: February 22 2012

Number Awarded: 10–20

Pays For: summer dance-related activities

Requirements: returning dance majors; GPA minimum; application

Winthrop University

Rock Hill, SC

Contact: Andrew Vorder Bruegge

803-323-2287

[email protected]

www.winthrop.edu/cvpa/theatredance/default.aspx

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Producers Circle

Deadline: December 10 2012

Number Awarded: 20

Pays For: up to $10K tuition grant to out-of-state students

Requirements: current major with 3.0 GPA may apply

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York County Ballet Dance Scholarship

Deadline: December 10 2012

Number Awarded: 1

Pays For: up to $10K tuition grant to out-of-state student

Requirements: current major with 3.0 GPA may apply

$500–$1K


92Y Harkness Dance Center

New York, NY

Contact: Renata Celichowska

212-415-5555

[email protected]

www.92y.org/dance

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92Y Recanati-Kaplan Merit Scholarships

Deadline: June 1 2012

Number Awarded: 12–15

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: June 2012 auditions

AjkunBT Fund

New York, NY

Contact: AjkunBT Management

646-202-1852

[email protected]

www.ajkunbt.org

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AjkunBT Fund

Deadline: December 20 2011

Number Awarded: 20

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: audition

AmeriDance Inc.

Westerville, OH

Contact: Tiffiny Robinson

800-966-5867

[email protected]

www.ameridanceinc.com

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2012 AmeriDance Dancer of the Year

Deadline: March 1 2012

Number Awarded: 1

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: sophomore in high school or older; must be planning to attend college; audition by video or selection at camps or classic events

Antioch University New England

Keene, NH

Contact: Jennifer Fritz

603-283-2127

[email protected]

www.antiochne.edu

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Howard M. and Sondra D. Bender Scholarship for Dance/Movement Therapy

Number Awarded: 1–2

Pays For: tuition

Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida

North Miami Beach, FL

Contact: Ruby Issaev

305-948-4777

[email protected]

www.artsballettheatre.org

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Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida

Deadline: August 1 2011

Number Awarded: 6

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: audition; advanced level in classical ballet

Ballet Long Island

Ronkonkoma, NY

Contact: Debra Punzi

631-737-1964

[email protected]

www.theballetcenter.org

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Ballet Long Island Scholarship Program

Number Awarded: 100

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: 7–30 years old

BalletMet Columbus

Columbus, OH

Contact: Chris Rogers

614-229-4860 x131

[email protected]

www.balletmet.org

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Summer Intensive/Preprofessional Intensive Merit Scholarships

Deadline: decided through summer intensive auditions or a submitted DVD audition; last submission is accepted mid-March

Number Awarded: varies

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: exceptional ability demonstrated in technique and work ethic through summer intensive audition or DVD

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Dare to be Moved Scholarships

Deadline: observation of all class levels for recommendations and review of current scholarship students in January 2012 for the following fall

Number Awarded: 30–50

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: age 9 and up; ballet level 2 and above; demonstrated technical ability and exceptional work ethic through academic year and in weeklong class viewing by

academy director and scholarship director

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Discover Dance Scholarships

Deadline: first audition in the schools and at BalletMet in early March, with final audition mid-May for the following fall

Number Awarded: 4–15

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: age 8 and up; natural facility and movement quality with little or no previous dance experience as noted through a series of auditions

Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet

Carlisle, PA

Contact: Louise Pfeifer, School Registrar

717-245-1190

[email protected]

www.cpyb.org

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Changing Lives Scholarship Fund

Deadline: August 31 2011

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: financial need–based, work/study scholarship program to ensure broad-based accessibility to world-class ballet training

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Male Scholarship Fund

Deadline: August 31 2011

Pays For: tuition, plus housing stipend

Requirements: talented young male students; must carry out age-appropriate work/study duties

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Marcia Dale Weary Scholarship Fund

Deadline: August 31 2011

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: based on merit; awarded to students who demonstrate the potential to achieve a professional career in ballet

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Maurinda C. Wingard New Hope Scholarship Fund

Deadline: August 31 2011

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: merit-based scholarship for students with desire and potential for dance

Dance Council of North Texas

Dallas, TX

Contact: Pam Deslorieux

214-219-2290

[email protected]

www.thedancecouncil.org

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George Skibine Memorial Ballet Scholarship for a Male Dancer/Thom Clower & DCNT

Deadline: February 9 2012

Number Awarded: 1

Pays For: tuition ($500 cash) to attend any summer ballet intensive/workshop at least 100 miles from home studio in summer

Requirements: male ballet student age 13–21

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Nathalie Krassovska Memorial Ballet Scholarship/estate of Nathalie “Natasha” Krassovska

Deadline: February 9 2012

Number Awarded: 1

Pays For: tuition ($800 cash) to attend any summer ballet intensive/workshop at least 100 miles from home studio in summer 2012

Requirements: ballet student age 13–21

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Burklyn Ballet Theatre Scholarship

Deadline: February 9 2012

Number Awarded: 1

Pays For: tuition ($500 waiver) to attend Burklyn Ballet Theatre summer program in VT, including performance from late June through first week of August, 2012

Requirements: minimum 3 week attendance; any ballet student

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Buster Cooper Jazz Scholarship/Melinda Hartnett & Chris Ellis

Deadline: February 9 2012

Number Awarded: 1

Pays For: tuition ($800 cash) to attend a summer program in jazz dance at least 100 miles from home studio in summer 2012

Requirements: any dance student age 13–21; preference given to jazz, lyrical, or musical theater dancers

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Lyric Stage Musical Theatre Dance Scholarship/Lyric Stage Musical Theatre

Deadline: February09 2012

Number Awarded: 2

Pays For: tuition ($695); attend Lyric Stage Broadway Stars Camp in Irving, TX, which includes dance, singing, acting, and technical theater, with performance in professionally produced production, June–July 2012

Gotta Dance Atlanta

Atlanta, GA

Contact: CiCi Kelley

404-352-0420

[email protected]

www.got2dance.net

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Senior Scholarships

Deadline: January 1 2012

Number Awarded: 2, for a 6-month time frame

Pays For: tuition for all dance

classes

Requirements: all levels welcome; selection based on financial need; senior scholarship student must be 15 or older and able to commit to six months

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Junior Scholarships

Deadline: January 1 2012

Number Awarded: 2, for a 3-month time frame

Pays For: tuition for all dance

classes

Requirements: all levels welcome; selection based on financial need; junior scholarship student must be age 10–14 and able to commit to three months

Goucher College

Baltimore, MD

Contact: Sara Thomson

410-337-6390

[email protected]

www.goucher.edu/dance

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Friends of Goucher Dance Scholarship

Deadline: February 1 2012

Number Awarded: 3

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: audition or audition tape

Indian River State College

Ft. Pierce, FL

Contact: Molly Magee

772-462-7692

[email protected]

www.irsc.edu

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Fine Arts Scholarship

Deadline: rolling

Number Awarded: 10–15

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: audition

Lane Community College

Eugene, OR

Contact: Bonnie Simoa

541-463-5645

[email protected]

www.lanecc.edu

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Bonnie Simoa

Deadline: November 1 2011

Number Awarded: 3

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: audition; exemplary students who show promise for success in the field of dance

Marblehead School of Ballet

Marblehead, MA

Contact: Paula K. Shiff

781-631-6262

[email protected]

www.havetodance.com/marblehead

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Ruth N. Shiff Memorial Fund

Deadline: rolling

Number Awarded: 4

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: age 12 and up; audition

Montclair State University

Montclair, NJ

Contact: Lori Katterhenry

973-655-7080

[email protected]

www.montclair.edu

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Cali Scholarship

Number Awarded: varies

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: audition

Santa Clara Ballet

Santa Clara, CA

Contact: Josefa Reyes

408-247-9178

[email protected]

www.santaclaraballet.org

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Santa Clara Ballet Association

Number Awarded: contingent

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: age 14 and up; proficient performer

University of Idaho

Moscow, ID

Contact: Greg Halloran

208-885-2184

[email protected]

www.dance.uidaho.edu

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Dance Activity

Deadline: February 10 2012

Number Awarded: 4–5

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: current majors only

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Cohan

Deadline: February 10 2012

Number Awarded: 2–3

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: financial need

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Marshall

Deadline: February 10 2012

Number Awarded: 1

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: Idaho residents only

University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee

Milwaukee, WI

Contact: Kayla Premeau

414-229-2571

[email protected]

www.arts.uwm.edu/dance

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Gonzalez, Saggio & Harlan Dance Scholarship

Deadline: March 2012

Number Awarded: 1

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: racial or ethnic minority group; at least one semester in dance program; 3.5 dance GPA

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Dance Undergraduate Student Scholarship

Deadline: March 2012

Number Awarded: 8–12

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: at least one semester in dance program; 3.5 dance GPA

Winthrop University

Rock Hill, SC

Contact: Andrew Vorder Bruegge

803-323-2287

[email protected]

www.winthrop.edu/cvpa/theatredance/default.aspx

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Dean’s Meritorious Scholarship

Deadline: December 10 2012

Number Awarded: 10

Pays For: up to $10K tuition grant to out-of-state students

Requirements: new students; audition

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Rose Family/Concepts in Motivation Dance Scholarship

Deadline: December 10 2012

Number Awarded: 1

Pays For: up to $10K tuition grant to out-of-state students

Requirements: new student from mid-Atlantic states; audition

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City of Rock Hill Christmasville Dance Scholarship

Deadline: December 10 2012

Number Awarded: 1

Pays For: up to $10K tuition grant to out-of-state students

Requirements: current students with 3.0 GPA eligible to apply

$1K–$5K

ACBT Performing Arts Academy

Egg Harbor City, NJ

Contact Name: Phyllis Papa

609-804-1995

[email protected]

www.acbt.org

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Phyllis Papa

Deadline: ongoing

Number Awarded: 20

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: age 18–22

The Ailey School

New York, NY

Contact: JoAnne Ruggeri, Director of Admissions

212-405-9513

[email protected]

www.theaileyschool.edu

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The Ailey School

Deadline: auditions held 3 times

a year; students must re-audition

to remain on scholarship

Number Awarded: 30–50 per

semester

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: age 15–21; by audition;

3 to 5 years prior training in ballet

and modern

American Dance Competition

Orlando, FL

Contact: Audrianna Broad

407-529-6729

[email protected]

www.theamericandancecompetition.com

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Joffrey Ballet School (NYC)

Deadline: December 31 2011

Number Awarded: 2 per year (1 Ballet Division/1 Contemporary Division)

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: must be enrolled

in the competition; age 7–21

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Orlando Ballet School

Deadline: December 31 2011

Number Awarded: 1–2 per year

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: must be enrolled

in the competition; age 7–21

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Sarasota Ballet School

Deadline: December 31 2011

Number Awarded: 1–2 per year

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: must be enrolled

in the competition; age 7–21

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Tulsa Ballet

Deadline: December 31 2011

Number Awarded: 1–2 per year

Pays For: tuition; Tulsa Ballet II contract

Requirements: must be enrolled in the competition; age 7–21

American Harlequin Corporation

Moorestown, NJ

Contact: Claire Londress

800-642-6440

[email protected]

www.harlequinfloors.com

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Harlequin Annual Dance Scholarship

Deadline: November 1 2011

Number Awarded: 10

Pays For: competition; tuition; travel; choreography

Requirements: must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen; age 15–21; current student of dance

ARC Dance

Seattle, WA

Contact: Arc School of Ballet Admissions

206-352-0798

[email protected]

www.arcschoolofballet.org/support

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ARC Dance Julia Harig Scholarship Fund

Deadline: May 1 2012

Number Awarded: 3

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: audition; preprofessional mentor/apprentice program in the affiliated training school, Arc School of Ballet

Ballet Academy East

New York, NY

Contact: Nancy Sebouhian

212-410-9140

[email protected]

www.baenyc.com

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BAE Young Men’s Preprofessional Ballet Scholarship

Deadline: generally awarded in September for the school year; no formal deadline.

Number Awarded: 4

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: talented male dancers, age 8–14; application and audition

BalletMet Columbus

Columbus, OH

Contact: Chris Rogers

614-229-4860 x131

[email protected]

www.balletmet.org

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BalletMet Merit Scholarship—Academic Year

Deadline: decisions made by February 1, following the observation week

Number Awarded: 3–6

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: age 9 and up; exceptional technical ability, physical attributes, and work ethic through classwork in the academic year, as well as during the January scholarship observation week

Bogliasco Foundation

New York, NY

Contact: Melissa Phegley

212-713-7628

[email protected]

www.bfny.org

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Jerome Robbins Bogliasco Fellowship

in Dance

Deadline: rolling

Number Awarded: 1

Pays For: Travel Stipend

Requirements: Designated for an American choreographer

Brenau University

Gainesville, GA

Contact: Vincas Greene

770-534-6245

[email protected]

www.brenau.edu

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Brenau University

Deadline: rolling

Number Awarded: several

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: audition; must be accepted by Brenau University and enroll as a dance major

Carthage College

Kenosha, WI

Contact: Stacy Pottinger

262-551-5885

[email protected]

www.carthage.edu/dance/

scholarships

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Dance Minor Scholarship

Deadline: Feb 2012

Number Awarded: 1–4

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: audition


Chicago National Association of Dance Masters


Rockford, IL

Contact Name: Kathy Velasco

815-397-6052

[email protected]

www.cnadm.com

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Yvonne Brown Collodi College Scholarship

Deadline: June 1 2012

Number Awarded: 1

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: CNADM member or student of a CNADM member; enroll in CNADM Summer Dance Workshop; currently in college with a major or minor in dance

Columbia College

Columbia, SC

Contact: Wrenn Cook, Program Coordinator for Dance

803-786-3847

[email protected]

www.columbiacollegesc.edu

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Columbia College Dance Scholarship

Deadline: January 28 2012

Alternate: audition by appointment for applications who cannot attend the 01/28/12 audition

Number Awarded: no limit

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: audition; contingent upon acceptance to Columbia College; dance majors only

Cornish College for the Arts

Seattle, WA

Contact: Sharron Starling

800-726-ARTS

[email protected]

www.cornish.edu

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Cornish College of the Arts

Deadline: March 1 2012

Number Awarded: 30

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: audition and

application

CW Post Campus/Long Island University

Brookville, NY

Contact: Dr. Cara Gargano

516-299-2353

[email protected]

www.liu.edu

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Dance Incentive

Deadline: rolling

Number Awarded: 10

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: audition and interview; application to Post Campus


Dance Council of North Texas


Dallas, TX

Contact: Pam Deslorieux

214-219-2290

[email protected]

www.thedancecouncil.org

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Tom Adams Scholarship/Gayle Ziaks Halperin & Tom Adams

Deadline: February 9 2012

Number Awarded: 1

Pays For: tuition, room & board ($4,000) and travel ($500 cash for per diem) to attend American Dance Festival in Durham, NC, June–July 2012

Requirements: any dance student 16 to 21 years old

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Charles Andrew Kulp Scholarship/Chalmbers Ward

Deadline: February 9 2012

Number Awarded: 1

Pays For: tuition ($1,000 cash) to further study of modern dance technique or choreography at least 100 miles from home studio in summer 2012

Requirements: any graduating high school senior who will major in dance at a college of the level of Juilliard or study at a summer program such as Juilliard, Ailey, etc.

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Natalie Skelton Scholarship to Glenda Brown Choreography Project/Estate of Natalie Skelton

Deadline: February 9 2012

Number Awarded: 1

Pays For: tuition, room & board ($1750) to attend Glenda Brown Choreography Project at the University of Missouri in Kansas City, MO, for two weeks in

July 2012

Requirements: any dance student age 13–21

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Gene, Louise & Fred Kelly Tap Teacher Scholarship/Barbara Ryan Phillips & DCNT

Deadline: February 9 2012

Number Awarded: 1

Pays For: tuition ($1100) plus travel per diem ($300) to attend Third Coast Rhythm Project in San Antonio, TX, for tap study

Requirements: must register for the Teachers’ Course; application (no video required) to include the teacher’s goals for the next 12 months and how the experience will benefit teacher and his/her

students

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Gloria Ziaks & Caryn Halpern Sechrest Ballet Scholarship/Gayle Ziaks Halperin

Deadline: February 9 2012

Number Awarded: 1

Pays For: tuition ($1000 cash) to attend any summer ballet intensive/workshop at least 100 miles from home studio in summer 2012

Requirements: any ballet student age 13–21

Extreme Talent Showcase

Pittsburgh, PA

Contact: Director

724-413-1850

[email protected]

www.extremetalentshowcase.com

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Be Discovered Scholarship

Deadline: awarded at regional/national events

Number Awarded: 5 at each event

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: stand-out performers are selected at each competition

Illinois State University

Normal, IL

Contact: Sara Semonis

309-438-8021

[email protected]

www.cfa.ilstu.edu/theatre/

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Talent Grants

Deadline: February 11 2012 (final audition)

Number Awarded: varies

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: audition; must be declared Dance Performance or Dance Education major

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Merit Scholarships

Deadline: February 11 2012 (final audition)

Number Awarded: varies

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: audition; must be declared Dance Performance or Dance Education major

Indiana University

Bloomington, IN

Contact: Elizabeth Shea

812-855-7020

[email protected]

www.indiana.edu/~kines/

undergraduate/dance.shtml

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Freshman Talent Scholarship, Indiana University Contemporary Dance

Deadline: November 4 2011

Number Awarded: 2 per audition

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: awarded to top four auditioners for incoming freshmen class

Kent State University

Kent, OH

Contact: Deborah Craig

330-672-2312

[email protected]

www.kent.edu

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Creative Artists Awards

Deadline: January 15 2012

Number Awarded: 3 in Dance

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: audition; 3.4 GPA; ACT of 24 or SAT of 1090

Marygrove College

Detroit, MI

Contact: Jordeen Ivanov-Ericson

313-927-1307

[email protected]

www.marygrove.edu

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Talent Award

Deadline: rolling

Number Awarded: varies

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: audition

Marymount Manhattan College

New York, NY

Contact: Nancy Lushington

212-517-0610

[email protected]

www.mmm.edu/dance

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Marymount Manhattan College Dance Department

Deadline: rolling

Number Awarded: 90

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: audition

Oral Roberts University

Tulsa, OK

Contact: Amy McIntosh

918-488-3856

[email protected]

www.oru.edu/dance

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Dance Talent Award

Deadline: March 15 2012

Number Awarded: based on dance talent

Requirements: must be accepted to the Dance program by audition; accepted to the university by March 15 2012

Oregon Ballet Theatre

Portland, OR

Contact: Ashby Baldock

503-227-0977

Contact: Ashby Baldock

www.obt.org/school

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The School of Oregon Ballet Theatre

Deadline: rolling

Number Awarded: 6

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: in-person or video audition required.

Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA

Contact: Barbara Murray

408-554-4599

[email protected]

www.scu.edu/theatre

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Department of Theatre & Dance

Deadline: January 6 2012

Number Awarded: 3–6

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: audition

Stephens College

Columbia, MO

Contact: Admissions

800-876-7207

[email protected]

www.stephens.edu/dance

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Stephens College

Deadline: February 1 2012

Number Awarded: 3

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: audition

SUNY College at Fredonia

Fredonia, NY

Contact: Angelika Summerton

716-673-3355

[email protected]

www.fredonia.edu/department/

theatredance

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Trent M. Illig Memorial Award in Dance

Deadline: March 17 2012

Number Awarded: 1

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: excellence in dance, performance, and academics


University at Buffalo—Theatre & Dance


Buffalo, NY

Contact: main office

716-645-6897

[email protected]

www.theatredance.buffalo.edu

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Performing and Creative Arts Scholarship

Deadline: January 1 2012

Number Awarded: varies

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: SAT Score of 1230, high school GPA of 90

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Perry Watkins Scholarship

Number Awarded: varies

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: African American theatrical designer

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Urbana, IL

Contact: Linda Lehovec

217-333-1010

[email protected]

www.dance.uiuc.edu

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Talented Student Tuition Award

Number Awarded: approx. 5

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: no application; all participants in our first two auditions in November and February considered

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI

Contact: STMD Admissions

734-764-0583

[email protected]

www.music.umich.edu/

departments/dance/index.php

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Samantha Strayer

Deadline: December 1 2011

Number Awarded: 10–20

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: merit-based for qualifying accepted dance majors only, following audition season

University of Missouri—Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance

Kansas City, MO

Contact: Conservatory Admissions

816-235-2900

[email protected]

www.conservatory.umkc.edu

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University of Missouri—Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance

Deadline: December 15 2011

Number Awarded: varies

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: competitive, successful application to University; successful audition; must enroll full-time at UMKC in Fall 2012 as a dance major

University of Oklahoma, School of Dance

Norman, OK

Contact: Kate O’Brien

405-325-4051

[email protected]

www.ou.edu/finearts/dance/

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Number Awarded: 50

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: audition

University of Wisconsin—Stevens Point Dance Program

Stevens Point, WI

Contact: Joan Karlen

715-346-3982

[email protected]

www.uwsp.edu/theatre-dance/

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UWSP Dance Program

Deadline: February 6 2012

Number Awarded: 3

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: audition; awarded to incoming dance majors based on ability and potential in dance

University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance

Laramie, WY

Contact: Jack Chapman

307-766-2198

[email protected]

www.uwyo.edu

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University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance

Deadline: January 20 2012

Number Awarded: 12

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: audition

Western Michigan University Department of Dance

Kalamazoo, MI

Contact: Nina Nelson

269-387-5830

[email protected]

www.wmich.edu/dance

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Jean Warner Labelle Endowed Dance Scholarship

Deadline: November 11 2011

Number Awarded: 3–6

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: full-time dance major

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Partners in Dance Scholarship for Dance Majors

Deadline: November 11 2011

Number Awarded: 3–5

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: full-time dance major; financial need; minimum dance GPA of 3.0; minimum overall GPA of 2.5

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Edwin E. Meader Theatre and Performing Arts Endowed Scholarship

Deadline: November 11 2011

Number Awarded: 10–12

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: full-time dance major

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Dorothy U. Dalton Scholarships

Deadline: November 11 2011

Number Awarded: 4–5

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: full-time dance major, minimum dance GPA of 3.5, minimum overall GPA of 3.0

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Outstanding Dance Major

Deadline: November 11 2011

Number Awarded: 1–2 annually

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: full-time dance major, minimum dance GPA of 3.0

Wittenberg University Department of Theatre & Dance

Springfield, OH

Contact: Corwin Georges

937-327-7465

[email protected]

www4.wittenberg.edu/admission/financials/scholarships.html

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Wittenberg University Department of Theatre & Dance

Deadline: March 1 2012

Number Awarded: unlimited

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: audition; resume; photo; letter of interest; two letters of recommendation

Youth America Grand Prix

New York, NY

Contact: Shelley King

212-590-2325

[email protected]

www.yagp.org

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Deadline: awarded annually after the NYC Finals at the culmination of our season

Number Awarded: more than 250

Pays For: competition tuition

Requirements: students of all nationalities, age 9–19

$5K– $10K

Ballet Academy East

New York, NY

Contact: Nancy Sebouhian

212-410-9140

[email protected]

www.baenyc.com

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BAE Men’s Pre-Professional Ballet Scholarship

Deadline: generally awarded in September for the school year; no formal deadline

Number Awarded: 4

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: talented male dancers age 13–18; application and audition

Brockus Conservatory of Dance and Musical Theater

Redlands, CA

Contact: Deborah Brockus

562-412-7429

[email protected]

www.brockusconservatory.org

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Outstanding Young Artist

Deadline: August 17 2011

Number Awarded: 2

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: high school boarding student

CalArts Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance

Valencia, CA

Contact: Zari Wigfall

800-545-ARTS

[email protected]

www.calarts.edu

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Various Scholarships

Deadline: January 5 2012

Number Awarded: varies

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: audition

Chapman University

Orange, CA

Contact: Nancy Dickson-Lewis

714-744-7056

ndickson[email protected]

www.chapman.edu/dance

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Talent Award from the Department of Dance

Deadline: January 31 2011

Number Awarded: 42

Pays For: tuition, housing, books

Requirements: audition

Goucher College

Baltimore, MD

Contact: Sara Thomson

410-337-6390

[email protected]

www.goucher.edu/dance

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Rosenberg Scholarship in Music, Dance, and Visual Arts

Deadline: February 1 2012

Number Awarded: 3

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: audition or audition tape

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Fine and Performing Arts (FPAS)

Deadline: February 1 2012

Number Awarded: 4

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: audition or audition tape

Mercyhurst College Dance Department

Erie, PA

Contact: Dana Potter

814-824-2202

[email protected]

www.dance.mercyhurst.edu

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Dance Merit

Deadline: March 15 2012

Number Awarded: 5

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: audition; preprofessional ballet dancers of college age

Oklahoma City University, Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Arts Management

Oklahoma City, OK

Contact: Jo Rowan

405-208-5322

[email protected]

www.okcu.edu/dance_amgt

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Dance Talent Scholarship

Deadline: Oct 22 2011, Mar 31 2012

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: attend Dance Admission and Scholarship

auditions


St. Olaf College


Northfield, MN

Contact: Janice Roberts

507-786-3873

[email protected]

www.stolaf.edu/depts/dance

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Alumni Scholarship

Deadline: February 2012

Number Awarded: approx. 8

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: awarded to incoming first-year students with exceptional dance talent; renewable, requiring continued participation in one of the dance companies and recommendation of the dance faculty

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Urbana, IL

Contact: Linda Lehovec

217-333-1010

[email protected]

www.dance.uiuc.edu

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Talented Student Tuition Award

Number Awarded: approx. 3

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: no application; all participants in our first two auditions in November and February considered

University of Minnesota Dance

Minneapolis, MN

Contact: Nora Jenneman

612-624-4008

[email protected]

www.dance.umn.edu

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Gertrude Lippincott Scholarship in Dance

Deadline: January 2012

Number Awarded: 1–4

Pays For: tuition

Requirements: audition; admission; financial need

$10K–$25K


AjkunBT Fund


New York, NY

Contact: AjkunBT Management

646-202-1852

[email protected]

www.ajkunbt.org

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AjkunBT Fund

Deadline: December 20 2011

Number Awarded: 10

Requirements: audition

Brockus Conservatory of Dance and Musical Theater

Redlands, CA

Contact: Deborah Brockus

562-412-7429&