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Dance Department Scholarships and Awards

Undergraduate dance majors and certificate students enrolled in Dance Department classes with demonstrated evidence of emerging professionalism in the field are eligible to apply for scholarships and awards through the department. Academic standing (G.P.A. is considered) and contributing membership in the Dance Department community is considered in the decision to award funding. In some cases, financial need is also a criteria that is considered in the decision process.

Academic Year Scholarships & Awards
Eligible students must apply for academic year scholarships through MyUW. Students will be notified early in the spring semester when applications for academic year scholarships are live on the system.

Summer Awards
The summer award competition is held yearly; dance majors and certificate students receive invitations to apply via email and the Weekly Update.


 

The following are scholarships for students who engage in historical, theoretical, and/or philosophical investigations in Dance Studies; strong academic standing in and demonstrated contributions to the department are considered.

Buff Brennan Scholarship -- $1,000

One scholarship is given annually to an undergraduate dance major.  Applicants should demonstrate high scholarship or potential for high scholarship as well as financial need.

Helen Pfuderer Smith Scholarship -- $1,000 to $2,500

One to two scholarships are given to undergraduate women in dance.  Applicants should demonstrate potential for high scholarship as well as financial need.

Martha Peterson Research Fund -- $1,000 to $2,500

One award is given to graduate or undergraduate students to help defray research expenses.

Moby Sloan Scholarship -- $1,000

One scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate dance major. Applicants should demonstrate high scholarship or potential for high scholarship as well as financial need.

 


 

The following scholarships are for students who show promise and/or demonstrated accomplishment in the areas of performance and/or choreography; strong academic standing in and demonstrated contributions to the department are considered.

Carns, Cronin, Glassow Scholarship -- $1,000

This scholarship is awarded to one graduate or undergraduate woman in the dance department who has demonstrated evidence of professional promise.

Helen Pfuderer Smith Scholarship -- $1,000 to $2500

This scholarship is awarded to one to two undergraduate women in dance each year.  Applicants should demonstrate high artistic investigations/accomplishment as well as financial need.

Noel Hefty Scholarship -- $1,000 to $2000

Two to five undergraduate students in the Dance Department are annually awarded this scholarship through the Messing Family Charitable Foundation, administered by the School of Education.

Palmer–Tarbell Scholarship -- $750

One undergraduate woman in physical education and/or dance is awarded this scholarship annually. It is available in alternate years for Dance: 2014-15, 2016-17, 2018-19, etc.)

 


 

The following scholarships are for students with documented need for financial support; strong academic standing in and demonstrated contributions to the department are considered.

Helen Pfuderer Smith Scholarship -- $1,000 to $5,000

This scholarship is awarded to one to five undergraduate women in dance each year.  Applicants should demonstrate high artistic investigations/accomplishment as well as financial need.

Louise O. Kloepper Scholarship -- $3,000 to $4,000

Two to three students in the Dance Department are given this award based on need as well as academic achievement.  It is open to graduate or undergraduate students.  Scholarships cannot be larger than 33 percent of non-resident tuition.  Applicants must demonstrate financial need.

Lydia Z. Shafer Scholarship -- $2,000

Two undergraduate women in dance are awarded this scholarship each year.

Mary Nelson Scholarship -- $3,000

One scholarship for an undergraduate or graduate student in Dance from the state of California, South Dakota or Washington (to be determined if given annually).


 

These awards are for summer or honors study and recognition of accomplishment in the Dance major.

Anna Nassif Award -- $250

One award is given annually to a senior student in dance to recognize their body of choreographic work.

Barbara Glasgall Berkley Dance Fund -- $750 to $1,500

One to two students are given funds for summer study under this award.

Buff Brennan Senior Honors Award -- $1,400

Two senior students in dance are given this award annually. Students must be engaged in honors project.

Barbara Walz Award -- $1,000 to $1,500

Three awards are given to dance majors interested in teaching toward Dance Department-approved summer study in dance.

Jin-Wen Yu Award -- $500

One awards is given to a graduating student in dance for choreography and performance with summer professional plans.

Jody And John Arnhold Scholarship -- (Funds TBD)

Full-tuition scholarships are given to dance majors to study in the summer study program at the Dance Education Lab in New York. This award is to be determined on an annual basis.

Li Chiao-Ping Award -- $500

One award is given to a junior student in dance for choreography and performance.

Martha Peterson Research Fund -- $1,000 to $2,500

One award is given to graduate or undergraduate students to help defray research expenses.

Perry Mansfield

One award of full tuition and accommodation is given to a freshman dance major to study at the six-week Perry Mansfield pre-professional summer study program.

 


Links to Campus Academic Awards & Scholarships
Undergraduate Scholarships for Dance - Department of Kinesiology
Undergraduate Research Awards
Undergraduate Academic Awards Office
Scholarships@UW-Madison  

 




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