Student AwardsThe award application period for 2017-2018 will open in Spring 18. 

Lisa Carducci Memorial Scholarship

The Carducci Award no longer has an application—it is an award given by faculty. Priority is given to BFA students.

No Application Required

Patricia Knowles Graduate Travel Award

Awarded to an MFA candidate for travel and study that deepen his or her artistic life

Application Required

Moe Family Dance Award

Awarded to a dance major with potential for unique contributions to the profession

No Application Required

The Wanda M. Nettl Prize for Student Choreography

Awarded for exceptional choreography by an undergraduate or graduate student

No Application Required

Vannie L. Sheiry Memorial Dance Scholarship

Awarded to a dance major who has demonstrated exceptional performing talent with priority given to MFA students

No Application Required

Scholarships for Dance Projects

To support the emerging performing and choreographic voices in our department, we have established Scholarships for Dance Projects to support dance research and/or study over the course of the summer for BFA students seeking to further their creative, performance, and/or scholarly work. The fund will support a diverse range of aesthetics within projects that demonstrate rigorous inquiry, individual voice, and curiosity. We intend to award projects on the strength of the proposal and the number of submissions received each year, supporting freshmen through seniors. Graduate students should apply for the Patricia Knowles Graduate Travel Award or the Mary Elizabeth Hamstrom Award.

Application Required

Senior Magnolia Award

Award given by the previous senior class for the senior who has shown the most growth and development

No Application Required

Mary Elizabeth Hamstrom Award

Award for a graduate student summer study made possible by a donation from Professor Mary Elizabeth Hamstrom

Selection criteria: quality of one-page abstract of current creative research and substance and presentation of proposal

Application Required

*The three travel grants (Undergrad Travel Award, Mary Elizabeth Hamstrom Award, and Patricia Knowles Graduate Travel Grant) are not issued through the University Office of Financial Aid. The recipient must submit a proposal and budget prior to traveling and all receipts must be turned into the Department of Dance within a timely manner.

All other Departmental Awards are applied through the Office of Financial Aid. If the recipient of an award does not have any student loans and is up to date with their tuition, the award money will be issued as a reimbursement check from the University. If the award recipient has taken out student loans, or is not up to date with their tuition payments, the money will be applied to the student’s account and will go towards any outstanding balances.

Previous Award Winners

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