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2018 Dance Magazine Scholarship Guide

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These funding opportunities offer tuition scholarships for dance training at the program of your choice. See websites for additional opportunities and details on how to apply.

M=merit-based award

N=need-based award

AmeriDance Inc./STUDIO LIVE!

Westerville, OH

Contact: Tiffiny Robinson-Smith


Dancer of the Year (M)
Amount: $500–$1,000 (1)

Pays for: Tuition for college/university

Deadline: April 30, 2019

Association of Dance Conventions & Competitions

Sarasota, FL

Contact: The ADCC


Amount: $500–$1,000 (5–15) (M)

Pays for: Tuition only; paid directly to the winner's college or university

Deadline: July 1, 2019

Australian Dance Council–Ausdance Inc. (Ausdance National)

Canberra, Australia

Contact: Kerry Comerford, executive director


Ausdance Peggy van Praagh Choreographic Fellowship

Amount: $10,000 (1)

Pays for: Choreographer development for mid-career choreographers (35+ years)

Keith Bain Choreographic Travel Fellowship

Amount: $5,000 (1)

Pays for: Travel, choreography and tuition for emerging choreographers (under 40 years) across any dance genre to support international travel and choreographic development

Deadline: TBA 2019

Chicago National Association of Dance Masters

Rockford, IL

Contact: Kathy Velasco


CNADM College Scholarship (M/N)

Amount: $1,000–$5,000 (up to 4)

Pays for: Tuition for college where studying dance

Deadline: June 1, 2019

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation

Washington, DC


CBC Spouses Performing Arts Scholarship (M)

Amount: $3,000 (1)

Pays for: Tuition for African-American students pursuing a full-time major in the performing arts

Deadline: Spring 2019

Dance Council of North Texas

Dallas, TX

Contact: Mair Cawston


Buster Cooper Tap Scholarship (M)

Amount: $500 (1)

Pays for: Tuition for any summer program in tap at least 100 miles from home studio

Deadline: February 9, 2019

Charles Andrew Kulp Memorial Modern

Scholarship (M)

Amount: $1,000 (1)

Pays for: Tuition for any summer program in modern/contemporary dance at least 100 miles from home studio

Deadline: February 9, 2019

Janice LaPointe-Crump Memorial Ballet Scholarship (M)
Amount: $1,000 (1)

Pays for: Tuition for any summer program in ballet at least 100 miles from home studio

Deadline: February 9, 2019

ICHF Scholarship (M)
Amount: $500 (1)

Pays for: Tuition for any Indian classical dance or another traditional dance discipline workshop or program

Deadline: February 9, 2019

Dance USA Performing Arts Championships

Las Vegas, NV

Contact: Tiffanie Kalisz


ART Scholarship (America's Rising Talent
Scholarship) (M)
Amount: Less than $250 (1 per year at National Finals)

Pays for: Tuition; for continuing education in dance training to use at winner's discretion

Deadline: Awarded at National Finals by the national judges and directors

Mark Marino Scholarship (M)
Amount: $250–$500 (1 per year at National Finals)

Pays for: Tuition; for continuing education in dance training to use at winner's discretion

Deadline: Awarded at National Finals by national judges and directors

Dizzy Feet Foundation

Los Angeles, CA


Dizzy Feet Foundation Scholarship Award (M/N)

Amount: Up to $10,000 (varies)

Pays for: Tuition to the school/dance program applicant is currently enrolled in

Deadline: Rolling; must be nominated by an accredited institution

Gene Kelly Legacy Scholarship (M/N)

Amount: Up to $10,000 (varies)

Pays for: Tuition to the school/dance program applicant is currently enrolled in

Deadline: Rolling; must be nominated by an accredited institution

Eurotard Dancewear

Alpharetta, GA

Contact: Mia Burdette


Eurotard Dancewear Performing Arts
Scholarship (M)

Amount: $250–$500 (12)

Pays for: Tuition, travel, competition, choreography; any dance-related expense

Eurotard Dancewear Performing Arts Scholarship, Grand Prize (M)

Amount: $250–$1,000 (1)

Pays for: Tuition, travel, competition, choreography; any dance-related expense

Deadline: November 30, 2018

Foundation for Excellence in Education

Tallahassee, FL

Contact: Lisa K. Raguso


Arts for Life Scholarship (M)

Amount: $1,000 (25)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: Application period runs September 1–February 5; must be a graduating high school senior in Florida to apply

Jersey Tap Fest

East Hanover, NJ
Contact: Hillary-Marie


Amount: Less than $250 (5) (M/N)

Pays for: Tuition

Deadline: May 25, 2019

Kathryn Morgan by DanceWear Corner

Contact: Jon DeMott

Amount: $1,000 (4) (M)

Pays for: Tuition for dance training, competition, master classes or summer study

Deadline: Pending (scholarships awarded quarterly)

Las Casas Foundation

San Antonio, TX


Performing Arts Scholarship Program–Joci Awards (M)

Amount: $10,000 (1)

Pays for: Tuition to the college of awardee's choice

Deadline: Prior to 2019 Joci Awards showcase; for high school students in Texas

Mary Doctor Performing Arts Scholarship

Charlotte, NC

Contact: Eric Figueroa


Amount: $10,000 (2) (N)

Pays for: Tuition and fees

Deadline: April 2019; applicants must be high school seniors in specific Charlotte-region counties

National Dance Education Organization

Silver Spring, MD

Contact: Tiana Chambers


National Honor Society for Dance Arts Award (M)

Amount: $1,000 (1)

Pays for: Tuition, living expenses or dance education opportunities

Deadline: February 22, 2019; must be inducted into the National Honor Society for Dance Arts (NHSDA) Secondary Program; applicants may be eligible if an NDEO state affiliates chooses to present

National YoungArts Foundation

Miami, FL

Contact: Heike Dempster


Amount: Up to $10,000 (400) (M)

Pays for: Tuition for school or conservatory at the applicant's discretion
Deadline: October 12, 2018

New York City Dance Alliance

New York, NY

Contact: Leah Brandon

NYCDA Foundation College Scholarship Program (M)

Amount: $5,000–$25,000

Pays for: Tuition payments towards the college dance or musical theater program of applicant's choice

Deadline: Apply by attending scholarship audition (summer 2019)

Open Door Dance Foundation

Charlotte, NC

Contact: Jacqueline White


Amount: $250–$2,500 (varies) (N)

Pays for: Tuition for summer intensives, workshops, master classes, private studios, college programs

Deadline: April 1, 2019

Princess Grace Foundation–USA

New York, NY

Contact: Princess Grace Foundation–USA


Dance: Performance Scholarships (M)

Amount: Varies (1–6)

Pays for: Tuition to the nonprofit program the dance student is currently enrolled in or salary assistance for full-time company members

Deadline: 2019 applications will be available in January 2019; must be nominated Choreographic Fellowship (M)

Amount: $10,000 (1–3)

Pays for: $8,000 towards the choreographer's fee and remaining $2,000 towards travel, lodging and/or production expenses

Deadline: 2019 applications will be available in January 2019; must be nominated

Starpower Talent Competition

Edgewater, MD

Contact: Noelle Packett


Amount: $1,000 (1) (M)

Pays for: Tuition for higher education

Deadline: June 1, 2019

Talent on Parade

Haysville, KS

Contact: Audra Key


TOP Senior Scholarship (M)
Amount: $1,000 (1)

Pays for: Tuition; for high school seniors participating in TOP national events

Deadline: May 2019; apply online

Unity Dance

Lynchurg, VA

Contact: Shayna Crews


Studio Owner Scholarship for Advancing Business Skill Sponsored by Cicci Dance Supplies (M/N)

Amount: $500 (1)

Pays for: Tuition; studio owner scholarship for business advancement studies

Deadline: December 31, 2018

Community Outreach Grant (M/N)

Amount: $500 (1)

Pays for: To help start community programs or fund special projects within established programs

Deadline: December 31, 2018

Dance Teacher Scholarship for Professional Development Sponsored by UNITY (M/N)

Amount: $500 (1)

Pays for: Tuition; dance teacher scholarship for professional development/continuing education in the field

Deadline: December 31, 2018

U.S. All Star Federation

Memphis, TN

Contact: Gena Evans


U.S. All Star Federation College Scholarship (M)

Amount: $2,500–$10,000 (5)

Pays for: Tuition; funds are submitted to the college/university in the recipient's name

Deadline: February 1, 2019

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