Scholarships in Dance

Conservatory Talent Award

Award: $16,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be pursuing a degree within the Shenandoah Conservatory. Selection is based upon application for admission, audition, and needs of the conservatory. Applicant must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA and a minimum combined SAT Reasoning score of 900 (composite ACT score of 19).


Eric Scott Langdon and Diana Monzeglio Memorial Scholarship Fund for Artists

Award: $1,500, Deadline: April 16

Applicant must be a graduating senior from San Dieguito Academy who will be studying the arts, music or dance at a college or university. Minimum 2.5 GPA required.


Jerry Juhl Fund for the Arts

Award: $2,000, Deadline: April 13

Applicant must be a Mendocino, Fort Bragg, or Point Area high school senior who plans to attend a four-year college or university and study the performing arts, including music, dance, theatre, film, and puppetry. Selection based upon potential for career success in the performing arts and their prior academic performance. Minimum 3.0 GPA is desired, but not required.


Catherine Jean MacDonald Memorial Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: March 1

applicant must be a resident of Bay County, MI who will study the fine arts. Financial need must be demonstrated.


Dr. Gary M. Moore Dance and Arts Management Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be majoring in arts management or dance at Oklahoma City University.


Rebecca Vogelsang Memorial Dance Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a Michigan resident who will attend Grand Valley State University full-time pursuing a degree in dance.


Jay Franke Scholarship

Award: $4,000, Deadline: April 15

Applicant must be a high school senior with Type 1 diabetes who is seeking higher education at an accredited four-year college, university, technical, or trade school and intends to pursue an arts degree (music, theatre, dance).


Jessica Karrat Dance Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: June 30

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen attending a college, dance school, or university with a passion for dance. Cover letter, essay, and outline of proposed training required. Letters of recommendation and supporting materials are optional.


NYCDA 4-day National Summer Workshop Scholarship

Award: $25,000, Deadline: July 2

Applicant must be a dancer who is registered to attend the NYCDA four-day Summer Workshop and who has recently completed their junior or senior year in high school. Audition and personal essay required.


Orange County Centennial Arts Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: January 16

Applicant must be a graduating high school senior who is a resident of Orange County, California and plans to enroll full-time at an accredited college or university majoring in the arts. Leadership skills and community service involvement must be demonstrated. Essay, current transcript, and two letters of recommendation required.


The Actors Fund - Career Transition for Dancers Scholarship Program

Award: $2,000, Deadline: Open

Applicants must provide documentation of 100 weeks or more of paid employment as a dance performer in the U.S. over at least seven years. For work not performed under union jurisdiction, applicants must also provide documentation of total gross earnings of at least $56,000. Choreographers and dance teachers are not eligible for this program.


Mary Benevento/CTAHPERD Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: June 15

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and Connecticut residents. They must be high school seniors who are planning to pursue a bachelor's degree in school health teaching, physical education, recreation or dance at an accredited Connecticut postsecondary institution. Selection is based on academic merit, professional potential and character.


Jean Lee/Jeff Marvin Collegiate Scholarships

Award: $1,000, Deadline: January 15

Applicants must be attending an Indiana college or university and be upcoming juniors or seniors who are majoring in health education, physical education, recreation, dance education or allied areas.


Deloris Carter Hampton Scholarship

Award: $3,250, Deadline: January 13

Applicants must be residents of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon or Washington and be high school seniors or college or graduate students (community college, four-year public or private college or university, certificate program, vocational/technical/trade programs, law school, medical/dental/veterinary school or graduate education). Students must be members of the LGBTQ and allied community and display leadership either within the LGBTQ community or within their field of study and demonstrate financial need. Students with additional barriers to education as well as those who are economically, racially, socially, geographically or politically disenfranchised will be given consideration as well. Students must be pursuing a degree in education, women?s health, or dance.