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Did you know that Madonna received a dance scholarship for the University of Michigan? If you plan to pursue a bachelor of fine arts degree, then be sure to take advantage of these awards for dance majors. If you aspire to study the works of the greats, like Martha Graham, Isadora Duncan, Twyla Tharp, Gene Kelly, and Michael Kidd, then be sure to choreograph a scholarship search in your college routine. Take our Scholarship Match Quiz and find the perfect scholarship for you. We’ve compiled this list of scholarships to get you started.

List of Dance Scholarships

The New York Ramblers Scholarship for Student Athletes

Established in 2016, the Ramblers Scholarship supports student athletes pursuing an undergraduate education who self-identify publicly as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or intersex (LGBTQI). This scholarship is available for student athletes who identify as LGBTQI or committed LGBTQI allies.

Total: $2500

Awards: 2

Deadline: June 01, 2021

Phil Layton Award of Excellence in the Arts

Junior, senior, fifth-year undergraduate engineering students at George R. Brown School of Engineering at Rice University are eligible for awards ranging from $2K-$4k. Applicants must show an involvement in performing, visual or written arts.

Total: $8000

Awards: 2

Deadline: October 31, 2021

Berrien Fragos Thorn Arts Scholarship for Migrant Farmworkers

Students who are 16 years of age or older who are interested in pursuing the development of their talents in an art discipline may apply for this award. Students must have a history of movement to obtain work in agriculture.

Total: $2500

Awards: 10

Deadline: November 01

University of Maine Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship

This scholarship is available for high school seniors who will graduate from a state-approved Maine high school and plan to attend the University of Maine at Orono.

Total: $12000

Awards: 10

Deadline: December 01

Iowa Scholarship for the Arts

This scholarship is available for Iowa students who have graduated this year and will be attending an Iowa college. Students must have proven artistic ability in dance, literature, music, theatre, traditional arts, or the visual arts, and major in one of those areas.

Total: $1500

Awards: 4

Deadline: March 01

Evelyn & Bernard J. Zucker Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is open to U.S. high school seniors and adult students entering their freshman year who reside in the Connecticut Community Foundation’s 21-town service area. Students must have a grade point average of B- or higher and must major in the humanities.

Total: $2216

Awards: 3

Deadline: March 15

San Clemente High School Math, Science, and Arts Scholarship

This award is for high school seniors from San Clemente High School in California who plan to study math, science, or art at an accredited four-year university or college.

Total: $3000

Awards: 10

Deadline: March 15

Mark P. Tiner Scholarship

High school seniors graduating from the Santa Ana Unified School District, Anaheim Union High School, Placentia-Yorba Linda School District, or the Fullerton Joint Union High School District are eligible for this award. Students must have a grade point average of 3.75 or higher, demonstrate financial need, and completed 300 or more community service hours over the course of four years.

Total: $1000

Awards: 15

Deadline: March 15

Lois Livingston McMillen Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is open to incoming and current female undergraduate students who reside in the Connecticut Community Foundation’s 21-town service area. Students must have a grade point average of B- (2.75) or higher, and must pursue an artistic career (preference to those pursuing painting and design).

Total: $2216

Awards: 3

Deadline: March 15

N. Patricia Yarborough Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is open to U.S. high school seniors and adult students entering their freshman year who reside in the Connecticut Community Foundation’s 21-town service area. Students must have a grade point average of B- or higher, and must study music, art, dance, or theatre.

Total: $2216

Awards: 3

Deadline: March 15

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