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  • Actors Fund - Career Transition for Dancers Scholarship Program
    $2,000
    June 15 and October 15
    Sponsor: Actors Fund - Career Transition for Dancers

    Eligibility: 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.

    How to apply: Applicants must call to confirm their eligibility.

    729 Seventh Avenue
    10th Floor
    New York, NY 10019

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  • Artistic Achievement Scholarship
    $5,000- $28,000
    Varies
    Sponsor: Point Park University

    Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time, traditional undergraduate freshmen or transfer students. Students must have demonstrated a high caliber of artistic ability through the artistic review process and the intended major must be dance, acting, musical theatre, theatre arts, theatre production, cinema arts, cinema production, animation or screenwriting. Applicants must maintain GPA 3.0 and full-time COPA status.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    201 Wood St
    Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1984

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  • Arts Merit Scholarships
    $20,000
    Varies
    Sponsor: Bucknell University

    Eligibility: Applicants must be first-year students who plan to pursue studies in art and art history, creative writing, dance, film/media studies, literary studies, music (major or non-major) or theatre to receive the scholarship.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    One Dent Drive
    Lewisburg, PA 17837

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  • Boyd Vance Scholarship
    $1,000
    May 1
    Sponsor: Austin Community College District

    Eligibility: Applicants must choose a dance or drama major. Students must have a high school diploma or GED or 3.0 GPA for all college coursework. Applicants must go through an audition and interview with at least one member of the dance and drama department faculty. Students can receive this award on the basis of scholastic merit and artistic promise.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    5930 Middle Fiskville Rd
    Austin, TX 78752

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  • Catherine Jean MacDonald Memorial Scholarship
    $5,000
    February 8
    Sponsor: Bay Area Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must submit a FAFSA proving financial need and demonstrate an dedication to obtain a degree in fine arts especially public TV or radio. Students must submit two letters of recommendation, a current transcript, a personal essay and an acceptable portrait photo as a JPEG or PNG along with their application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Pere Marquette Depot
    1000 Adams Street
    Suite 200
    Bay City, MI 48708

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  • Clare Lauche Porter Dance Scholarship
    Varies
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    Sponsor: Fresno City College

    Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time students majoring in the performing art of dance and have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1101 E. University Ave
    Fresno, CA 93741

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  • Corcoran Scholars
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    Sponsor: George Washington University

    Eligibility: Applicants must be first-year students majoring in fine art, graphic design, interaction design, interior architecture or photojournalism. Students involved in dance, music or theatre must be taking the course as their major or minor but preference is given to those intending to major.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1918 F Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20052

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  • Creative and Performing Arts Scholarship
    $500
    Varies
    Sponsor: West Virginia Wesleyan College

    Eligibility: Applicants must be incoming freshmen students majoring in vocal and instrumental music, theatre, technical theatre, musical theatre, dance, art and writing. Auditions are required for music, theatre and dance scholarship. Portfolios and writing samples must be submitted for art and writing scholarships.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    59 College Ave
    Buckhannon, WV 26201-2994

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  • Dance and Entertainment Scholarships
    Varies
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    Sponsor: Oklahoma City University

    Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in the school of dance and entertainment.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    2501 N Blackwelder
    Oklahoma City, OK 73106-1402

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  • Dance Major Scholarship
    $500-$2,500
    April 1
    Sponsor: Eastern University

    Eligibility: Applicants must be prospective students who will be declaring dance as their major. Students must audition to be eligible for the scholarship.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1300 Eagle Rd
    Saint Davids, PA 19087-3696

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  • Dance Scholarship
    Varies
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    Sponsor: Ursinus College

    Eligibility: Applicants must have participated (as a performer, crew member or production team member) in Ursinus College dance and be enrolled in at least one two- to four-credit dance course. Students must complete the form and submit a dance-related resume.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    601 E. Main St
    Collegeville, PA 19426-1000

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  • Dance Scholarship at Mesa Community College
    $500
    Varies
    Sponsor: GateWay Community College-Central City

    Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled at Mesa Community College with a minimum GPA of 2.5 and majoring in Dance.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1245 E Buckeye
    Phoenix, AZ 85034-4101

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  • Dance Scholarships
    $1,000-$5,000
    January 15
    Sponsor: Goucher College

    Eligibility: Applicants must be outstanding first-year students planning to major in dance. Students must maintain full-time enrollment as a dance major and remain in good standing.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1021 Dulaney Valley Rd
    Baltimore, MD 21204-2794

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  • Dance Scholarships
    Varies
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    Sponsor: Florida Southern College

    Eligibility: Applicants must be students who have already applied to Florida Southern College and intend to major/minor in dance studies or dance performance and choreography. Students must complete an audition registration form.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
    Lakeland, FL 33801-5698

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  • Dougherty/Jansen Dance Scholarship
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    Sponsor: Fresno City College

    Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time dance major students who have completed at least 12 credit units at Fresno City College with four courses in dance, including participation in city dance performance class. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1101 E. University Ave
    Fresno, CA 93741

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  • Ely Buffin Ananka Dare To Dance Scholarship
    Varies
    Varies
    Sponsor: Fresno City College

    Eligibility: Applicants must be students majoring in dance. Students must have potential and dedication to the art of dance.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1101 E. University Ave
    Fresno, CA 93741

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  • Eric Scott Langdon and Diana Monzeglio Memorial Scholarship Fund for Artists
    $500-$2,500
    April 2
    Sponsor: Coastal Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Preference will be given to students who need financial support to attend college and who excel in fine arts, dance or music.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    P.O. Box 230415
    Encinitas, CA 92023

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  • Fran and Jules Belkin Endowed Fund for Creative Arts
    Varies
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    Sponsor: Cuyahoga Community College District

    Eligibility: Applicants must be pursuing a degree in music, visual communication and design, graphic design, advertising design, media arts, interactive media, illustration, digital video, filmmaking, photography, theater performance art, dance, music, technical theatre or recording arts and technology with a minimum 2.75 GPA.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    700 Carnegie Ave
    Cleveland, OH 44115-2878

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  • Ginger Friedman English Composition Scholarship Endowment
    Varies
    April 15
    Sponsor: California State Polytechnic University-Pomona

    Eligibility: Applicants must be incoming freshmen and must have graduated from Garey High School in Pomona, CA. The scholarship is open to those majoring in: communication, economics, English and foreign languages, geography and anthropology, history, music, philosophy, political science, psychology and sociology and theater and new dance.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    3801 W Temple Avenue
    Pomona, CA 91768

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  • Graduate Study in Dance Endowment
    Varies
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    Sponsor: CUNY Queens College

    Eligibility: Applicants must be seniors planning to study dance at the graduate level.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    65-30 Kissena Boulevard
    Queens, NY 11367

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  • Howard M. and Sondra D. Bender Scholarship for Dance/Movement Therapy
    Partial tuition
    March 1
    Sponsor: Antioch University-New England

    Eligibility: Applicants must be matriculated into the dance/movement therapy program. Students must show promise in his/her/their field and must demonstrate financial need as awards will be made for the following academic year after application and paid directly to the student’s account.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    40 Avon St
    Keene, NH 03431

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  • Jaime Guttenberg Dance Scholarship
    Varies
    March
    Sponsor: Orange Ribbons for Jaime

    Eligibility: Applicants must be applying to a traditional four-year university or performing arts specialty program with a focus on a career in dance. Students must have a minimum of three years in dance classes during high school and a background in community service/volunteerism during high school with a minimum of 100 hours of service. Applicants must have a minimum 3.5 GPA and submit an essay on a provided topic.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    5944 Coral Ridge Drive
    Suite 301
    Coral Springs, FL 33076

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  • Jayla Abrielle Snyder Memorial Scholarship
    Varies
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    Sponsor: GateWay Community College-Central City

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Arizona residents and pursue a degree in dance with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1245 E Buckeye
    Phoenix, AZ 85034-4101

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  • Jerry Juhl Fund for the Arts
    $2,500
    Varies
    Sponsor: Community Foundation of Mendocino County

    Eligibility: Applicants must be studying performing arts, lighting, sound or set design. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, community involvement and a potential for academic success.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    204 South Oak Street
    Ukiah, CA 95482

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  • Judith P. Hoffman Endowment
    Varies
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    Sponsor: CUNY Queens College

    Eligibility: Applicants must have distinguished themselves in drama, theatre and dance programs.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    65-30 Kissena Boulevard
    Queens, NY 11367

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  • Maude Polito Dance Scholarship
    $300
    Varies
    Sponsor: Fresno City College

    Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time students who have completed at least 12 units and participated in the current city dances production. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1101 E. University Ave
    Fresno, CA 93741

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  • Michael Jackson Scholarship
    Up to $5,000
    October
    Sponsor: United Negro College Fund (UNCF)

    Eligibility: Applicants must be African American students at a UNCF member college or university majoring in communications, English or performing arts. Applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.0 and demonstrate financial need.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1805 7th Street NW
    Washington, DC 20001

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  • Performing Arts Scholarship
    Varies
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    Sponsor: Dean College

    Eligibility: Applicants must have outstanding achievements in either Dance or Theatre. Students must enroll in the Dance or Theatre programs.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    99 Main Street
    Franklin, MA 02038-1941

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  • Performing Arts Scholarship
    Varies
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    Sponsor: Montclair State University

    Eligibility: Applicants must be freshmen/transfer students who major in dance, musical theatre, music or theatre-acting. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA for renewal and must not be combined with the Presidential scholarship.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1 Normal Avenue
    Montclair, NJ 07043-1624

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  • R H Hommel Memorial Endowment
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    Sponsor: CUNY Queens College

    Eligibility: Applicants must be outstanding graduating students in the drama, theatre and dance department.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    65-30 Kissena Boulevard
    Queens, NY 11367

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  • Robin H Miller Endowment
    Varies
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    Sponsor: CUNY Queens College

    Eligibility: Applicants must be students in the dance, drama and theatre department who have demonstrated a promising career in acting.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    65-30 Kissena Boulevard
    Queens, NY 11367

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  • Ruth Abernathy Presidential Scholarship
    $1,250-$1,750
    October 15
    Sponsor: Shape America

    Eligibility: Applicants must be members of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD), but they may join when applying and must major in health, physical education, recreation or dance. Undergraduate applicants must have a minimum 3.5 GPA and have junior or senior status when applying. Graduate applicants must have a minimum 3.5 GPA and have completed one semester of full-time study. Selection is based on scholastic achievement, leadership, community service and character.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1900 Association Drive
    Reston, VA 20191

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  • SJU Theatre Company Scholarship
    Varies
    February 1
    Sponsor: Saint Joseph's University

    Eligibility: Applicants must be freshmen who audition and are selected by faculty artistic directors of the SJU Theatre Company. Students must have demonstrated skills in acting, singing, dance, and orchestra.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    5600 City Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19131-1395

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  • Talent Scholarships for Athletics, Music and the Arts
    Varies
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    Sponsor: Converse College

    Eligibility: Applicants competing as a Valkyrie for one of our NCAA II Division sports must contact respective coaches about potential scholarships. Students interested in studying music, musical theatre, theatre or the arts must see the School of the Arts auditions and portfolios page to learn about auditioning and additional aid.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    580 E Main St
    Spartanburg, SC 29302-0006

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  • Vollmer Scholarship for the Arts
    $500
    Varies
    Sponsor: Messiah University

    Eligibility: Applicants must be outstanding talents majoring in music, art, dance or theatre.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    One University Avenue
    Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

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