Dance is a discipline with so much variety that it’s no surprise many students find
their passion in one or more of its forms. While a college education can help passionate
students pursue careers in dance, finding money for college can be challenging. Fortunately, dance scholarships exist to
provide financial aid for deserving artists and
performers who are interested in dance.
Whatever the variety, dance requires hard work, talent, and dedication. These traits,
and many others possessed by dancers, make dance scholarships a great way to reward
students who are likely to succeed in college and in the working world. If you’re
currently involved in competitive dance, planning to pursue an education or career
related to dance, or just passionate about dance, scholarships exist to help you
pay for school. Below are just a few of the dance scholarship awards out there. For more information on dance scholarships,
as well as scholarships for your other attributes and interests, conduct a free
college scholarship search.
In addition to the $2,000 cash award, the Arts for Life! College Matching Program provides an additional matching in-kind scholarship, worth a minimum of $1,000, to award winners attending one of these participating Florida institutions of higher education: Broward College, College of Central Florida, Flagler College, Florida Atlantic University, Florida College, Florida Institute of Technology, [...] More
The purpose of the Ashley E. Ketcher Memorial Scholarship is to provide educational funds to support an Auburn High School CAPA student planning to attend an accredited college or university.
Criteria: -Applicant must be a graduating Auburn High School senior in the CAPA program who -Has an interest and prior experience in the performing arts -Has a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5/4.0 -Has [...] More
The CBC Spouses Heineken USA Performing Arts Scholarship is for full-time students with majors in the performing arts including, but not limited to, drama, music, dance, opera, marching bands, and other musical ensembles. Applicants must be currently/planning to be enrolled in the upcoming academic year as a full-time African American undergraduate student with a minimum 2.5 GPA. For more [...] More
DDF/DREAM Dance Performing Arts Scholarship Award is for college students and high school seniors who are enrolled in a dance and performing arts degree program. The awards will be awarded to a male or female student who will be judged based on talent, technical skill, determination and economic need. All nominated students must be a high school senior, and an American citizen. They must be a [...] More
To be eligible for the Dr. Edward and Anne Link Fund Scholarship, applicants must be a Shelby County resident maintaining a college GPA of not less than 3.0 and are pursuing a major in visual arts, performing arts, or creative writing toward a Bachelor's or a Master's degree. Applicants must have completed at least one year of post-secondary education. For more information or to apply, please [...] More
Art Department Scholarships are available for incoming students who wish to actively participate in the Art Department either as majors or non-majors. We have a number of competitive scholarships that can be combined with any academic merit-based scholarships students receive on the basis of their application for admission. The awarding process is based on a careful review of the student's [...] More
Students applying for the HEEF Arts Scholarship Program must enroll in a four-year college and major in art, dance, drama, music, performance art, video, visual arts, new media or related major. Applicants must be a Latino/a who has lived in Orange County (OC), CA for the past six (6) years whose family income is $45,000 or less. High school graduates and OC Community college transfers are [...] More
Each year at Hope College up to 60 Distinguished Artist Award (DAA) scholarships are given to students with strong academic records and outstanding creative abilities in art, dance, music, theatre, or creative writing. Renewable for four years, the DAA's provide eligible students with $2,500 each year toward their college costs. DAA recipients also take part in a variety of opportunities set up [...] More
At the time of application, student applicants must be enrolled at the senior class level in an Iowa high school and display proven artistic ability in the areas of music, dance, visual arts, theater or literature. Scholarship funds are awarded contingent upon recipients being accepted as full-time undergraduate students at a fully-accredited Iowa college or university. For more information or to [...] More
Each year, the JSU drama department awards thousands of dollars in scholarships to talented, hard-working drama students. Scholarships are awarded through an application process that includes auditions or interviews. Students must also demonstrate a commitment to JSU productions and high academic standards.
For their audition or portfolio review, students should prepare:
MSUM Talent Scholarships are awarded to Minnesota State University Moorhead students who demonstrate exceptional talent in the areas of art, music, cinema arts and digital technologies or theater arts. Department faculty select talent awards. Contact the departments directly for more information and application procedures.
For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship [...] More
Applicants must be a resident of Mississippi and enrolled as a senior at a Mississippi high school and must sing, dance or play a musical instrument. To enter, you must submit a performance MP4 video for review by the selection committee. If chosen as a semi-finalist, you will be invited to perform live at the Finale to be held in Tupelo, Mississippi on a date to be announced. You must be able to [...] More
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