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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.

Friends of the California State Fair Scholarship Program - Art Major Category

This scholarship is open to California undergraduate students who are enrolled in an arts program/major (i.e., visual arts, dance, music, film, etc.) at an accredited California four-year institution. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $750 Awards:  2
Deadline:  March 01

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: $4000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  March 15

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: $2000 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: $2000 Awards:  3
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: $2000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  March 15

Sub Pop 'Loser' Scholarship

International and U.S. high school seniors who are residents of Washington or Oregon are eligible for this award. Students must be involved and/or interested in music and/or the creative arts in some way and plan to enroll full time at an accredited college or university.

Total: $7000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  March 21

Arts Council of Greater Grand Rapids Minority Scholarship

This award is available for minority undergraduate students who are majoring in visual or performing arts. Applicants must be residents of Kent County, Michigan, and must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  April 01

Paul Collins Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. undergraduate students who are residents of Kent County, Michigan. Applicants must be studying applied or fine art at one of the following local colleges: Aquinas, Calvin, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids Community College, or Kendall. Selection is based on academic performance and demonstrated financial need.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  April 01

Aiko Susanna Tashiro Hiratsuka Memorial Scholarship

High school seniors and current undergraduate and graduate students who are planning to major or are majoring in the performing arts are eligible for this award. Students must be national members of JACL.

Total: $2500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  April 02

Hopson-Laurent Scholarship

The Hopson-Laurent Scholarship Fund is available for graduates of a public or private high school in Choctaw County, Oklahoma. Applicants must plan to major in architecture, art, or forestry.

Total: $1000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  April 10

Joseph D. Thomas Memorial Scholarship

Maine residents pursuing a major in the performing arts are eligible for this scholarship. Applicants must participate in an audition (or interview if majoring in a technical field).

Total: $500 Awards:  3
Deadline:  April 15

CBCF Spouses USA Performing Arts Scholarship

This award is for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who are or will be attending an accredited college or university full-time. Applicants must have a 2.5 GPA and be planning to or currently pursuing a degree leading to a career in the performing arts.

Total: $3000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  April 20