Scholarships

leadership Scholarships

Leadership Scholarships are offered to students who demonstrate excellence in either dance technique/performance or choreography, strong leadership in their character, and financial need. Essential parts of leadership for ADF include personal integrity, creating strong teams and communities, and respecting everyone’s values and perspectives. Applicants should speak to these values in their application materials, in addition to demonstrating excellence in their dance technique/performance or choreography. All applicants must demonstrate financial need in order to be considered for a Leadership Scholarship.

There are a limited number of partial tuition scholarships available for the Pre-Professional Dance Intensive. Scholarship students will still be responsible for the remaining balance of tuition, travel, and room and board costs. 

IMPORTANT DATES

February 15: Scholarship Application Deadline #1
April 1: Scholarship Application Deadline #2

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit the following through your online application to be considered for a Leadership Scholarship:

  1. Complete your online application for the Pre-Professional Dance Intensive, pay the $50 nonrefundable application fee, and wait for your application to be accepted. 
  2. Once accepted, indicate your interest in applying for a Leadership Scholarship in your online application. 
  3. Upload a copy of your parents’ most recent Tax Form 1040 (first page only).

Matching Scholarships

ADF will match up to $500 towards tuition fees from sponsoring organizations and businesses. Sponsorships may come from:

  • Dance Studio
  • College or University
  • High School
  • Arts Organization
  • Business or Corporation

Details

  • Matching scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Only a limited number are available. 
  • Matching scholarships cannot be combined with any other ADF scholarships. 
  • ADF will only match a maximum amount of $500, but there is no limit for sponsorship award amounts. For example, your school’s dance department can award you $1,000 towards tuition, and ADF will match $500, bringing your total matching scholarship to $1,500. However, if your school only awarded $100, ADF would match $100, bringing your total matching scholarship to $200. 
  • Matching Scholarships may only be used to towards ADF tuition fees. 
  • Matching scholarship awards are contingent upon sponsorship agreement. Matching scholarships from ADF will not be allocated until the school office receives sponsorship agreement and funds. Students are strongly encouraged to reach out to their possible sponsors EARLY, before indicating interest in the matching scholarship to ADF. 

how To apply

Please submit the following to be considered for a Matching Scholarship:

  1. Complete your online application for the Pre-Professional Dance Intensive, pay the $50 nonrefundable application fee, and wait for your application to be accepted. 
  2. Once accepted, indicate your interest in applying for a Matching Scholarship through your online application. 
  3. The sponsoring organization will need to complete a Matching Scholarship Application Form
    • Provide your sponsoring organization’s email in your online application and they will automatically receive the form. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the form is submitted by your sponsoring organization.
    • If your sponsoring organization does not have an email, provide them with a hard copy of the form and then upload the completed form into your online application.