Dance Scholarships

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.

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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.

Arts for Life! Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2023
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Annually, Arts for Life! awards $1,000 scholarships to 25 Florida high school seniors who demonstrate academic and artistic excellence in creative writing, dance, drama, music or visual art. To qualify, students must be graduating high school seniors in Florida during the current application period and submit a completed application. Students must submit a completed application, a brief essay [...] More

Ashley E. Ketcher Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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. Applicant must be a graduating Auburn High School senior in the CAPA program, have an interest and prior experience in the performing arts, have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5/4.0, have financial need, and [...] More

Austin College Art Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • Art scholarships are awarded to students with talents in studio art, who may or may not intend a major or minor in art. A limited number of awards are available each year and may amount up to $4,000 annually for each recipient. Recipients are required to maintain satisfactory participation in at least one art or art history course each year that they receive the award and must remain full-time [...] More

CBC Spouses Performing Arts Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2023
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The CBC Spouses Performing Arts Scholarship is for full-time African-American or Black students pursuing a degree in performing arts including, but not limited to, drama, music, dance, opera, marching bands, and other musical ensembles.

    Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident who is preparing to pursue, or is currently pursuing, an undergraduate, graduate or doctoral [...] More

Hope College Distinguished Artist Awards - Dance

  • Application Deadline: 2/20/2023
  • Amount: $12,000
  • Hope College offers the Distinguished Artist Awards - Dance to accomplished dancers. Students are not required to audition to major or minor in dance, but auditions are required for this award. Renewable upon a 2.6 GPA. Scholarship recipients will be notified the first week of March. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Iowa Scholarships for the Arts

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2023
  • Amount: $1,500
  • Iowa Scholarship for the Arts is a $1,500 scholarship to help support student's future arts education. Applicants must be outstanding Iowa high school seniors who excel and demonstrate a commitment to pursuing an education and career in the arts. Applicants must also plan to attend college in Iowa and major in the fine arts. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship [...] More

JSU Drama Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • JSU offers drama scholarships to full-time theater majors. Eligible criteria include: contributing (either on or back stage) to each production during the term; attending all department work calls, strikes and tech prep days; have a maximum of three absences in drama-related major courses; and, have a 2.5 GPA per term, 2.5 overall, and 3.0 in drama courses. For more information or to apply, [...] More

Tupelo Elvis Fan Club Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/14/2023
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Tupelo Elvis Fan Club Scholarship is open to all graduating Mississippi high school seniors. Applicants must upload a song performance video to their own YouTube page. Each spring, a panel of judges reviews submissions and narrows it down to ten finalists who perform live for their club in Tupelo, MS. Applicants must sing, dance, or play a musical instrument and submit a performance video for [...] More
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