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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 in dance, too, then be sure to take advantage of these scholarships 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. We’ve compiled this list of dance scholarships to get you started. For even more awards to help pay for school, create a personalized Unigo profile to organize and apply to a customized list of awards picked just for you.

Josephine De Karman Fellowship

This award is for college seniors who will receive a bachelor's degree by June and candidates for a Ph.D. who will defend their dissertation by June.

Total: $25000 Awards:  8
Deadline:  January 31

Gerrit R. Ludwig Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is available for Hawaii undergraduate and graduate students; preference is given to students who are majoring in fine arts or classics. Students must be graduates of one of the following East Hawai'i public schools: Hilo, Honoka'a, Kea'au, Laupahoehoe, Pahoa, or Waiakea.

Total: $14750 Awards:  3
Deadline:  January 31

HCF Community Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is available for Hawaii undergraduate and graduate students who have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $1508 Awards:  61
Deadline:  January 31

Virginia E. Christakos Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship, provided in honor of Virginia E. Christakos, is available to undergraduate students at Florida State College of Jacksonville who are enrolled in a visual or performing arts program.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 31

Columbia College of Missouri Talent Award

This award is for U.S. students who are planning to attend or are currently attending Columbia College of Missouri. Students must demonstrate talent in art, music, or athletics to be eligible for this award.

Total: $3000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  February 01

Washington American Indian Endowed Scholarship

This award is available to Washington undergraduate and graduate students who are currently attending or planning to attend a postsecondary institution in Washington. The student must have close cultural and social ties to an American Indian community in Washington.

Total: $2000 Awards:  12
Deadline:  February 01

Cottey College Fine Arts Scholarship

This award is available to U.S. undergraduate students who are attending Cottey College in Missouri. Students must demonstrate a strong academic proficiency in art, dance, music, or theatre/speech.

Total: $1000 Awards:  15
Deadline:  February 01

Jewish Federation Academic Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. college juniors and seniors who are Jewish and demonstrate career promise in a helping profession. Students must also meet one or both of the following criteria: he/she was born or raised in either Cook County, the Chicago metropolitan area, or northwest Indiana OR he/she has completed one continuous year of full-time employment in Cook County or the Chicago metropolitan area prior to starting professional education.

Total: $120 Awards:  5000
Deadline:  February 01

Arts for Life! Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. and international high school seniors who are residents of the state of Florida and attend high school in Florida. Students must demonstrate artistic merit and academic excellence in creative writing, dance, music, theatre or visual arts.

Total: $2000 Awards:  25
Deadline:  February 03

Senator James M. Jeffords Endowed Scholarship to Honor Marian Hausman Jeffords

This award is available to high school seniors who reside in Rutland County, Vermont, or attend a Rutland County high school. Students must be seeking a degree in the arts, including (but not limited to) music, visual arts, dance, or theater; students must demonstrate academic achievement and financial need.

Total: $1500 Awards:  3
Deadline:  February 12

James M. and Virginia M. Smyth Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is open to U.S. undergraduate students who are majoring in the arts/sciences, human services, music, or ministry. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to applicants from Missouri, Mississippi, Georgia, Illinois, Oklahoma, Texas, and Tennessee.

Total: $2000 Awards:  15
Deadline:  February 14

Karolyn King Carter Scholarship

This scholarship is available for graduating seniors in Greene County, TN and Greenville High School in Greenville, TN. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and must plan to major in fine art, commercial design, or digital media.

Total: $2400 Awards:  1
Deadline:  February 15