Scholarship

Goal Statement

The Wisconsin Dance Council provides an equitable need-based scholarship for talented students enrolled in eighth grade-college to seek unique opportunities for summer intensive training experiences.

Call for 2021 Scholarship Applicants

April 1, 2021

Dear Wisconsin Dance Council Member,

I am pleased to announce the call for the 2021 Wisconsin Dance Council Scholarship nominations. Our need-based scholarship for summer intensive programs, made possible by your financial support of WDC members, permits Wisconsin students to experience dance in life altering, invaluable ways. I personally feel that this scholarship is the most important service that we provide as an organization. 

As a member of WDC, you are able to nominate one student for this scholarship opportunity.  Applicants will be evaluated based on their ability to display a serious interest in dance, strong dance technique, and financial need.   If you don’t already have a student in mind, I encourage you to reach out to your local dance community, including studios, college programs and companies, to inform them about our organization and the unique opportunity this scholarship could provide to a talented student in need of financial support. 

The scholarship committee and I look forward to receiving your scholarship nominations and affording the students who are the future of dance an opportunity to grow in their summer study this year.

Sincerely,

Simone Ferro, Wisconsin Dance Council President

Applicants must meet the following criteria:
  • Resident of State of Wisconsin at the time of application and during the summer intensive program

  • Currently enrolled in eighth grade, high school or college

  • Did not receive a WDC scholarship in 2020

  • Accepted into a summer intensive program, outside his/her home studio

  • Submit a nomination by a current Wisconsin Dance Council member

  • Have a serious interest in dance, exhibit strong dance technique and demonstrate financial need

  • Submit all required application components by June 4, 2021

Applicants Must Submit The Following Materials By June 4, 2021:
  • Cover letter from applicant which includes a description of need for financial assistance

  • Completed application form

  • Instructor evaluation form

  • Nomination form from a WDC member

  • Copy of acceptance letter from summer intensive program for which scholarship funds would be used

  • Front page of 2020 parent/guardian tax return to verify income (cover social security numbers)

  • Headshot photo (school pictures are acceptable); photo sent as .jpg

  • Two photos of student dancing to demonstrate level of technique; photos sent as .jpg

  • Signature page

Applicants must meet the following criteria:
  • Resident of State of Wisconsin at the time of application and during the summer intensive program

  • Currently enrolled in eighth grade, high school or college

  • Did not receive a WDC scholarship in 2020

  • Accepted into a summer intensive program, outside his/her home studio

  • Submit a nomination by a current Wisconsin Dance Council member

  • Have a serious interest in dance, exhibit strong dance technique and demonstrate financial need

  • Submit all required application components by June 4, 2021

Applicants Must Submit The Following Materials By June 4, 2021:
  • Cover letter from applicant which includes a description of need for financial assistance

  • Completed application form

  • Instructor evaluation form

  • Nomination form from a WDC member

  • Copy of acceptance letter from summer intensive program for which scholarship funds would be used

  • Front page of 2020 parent/guardian tax return to verify income (cover social security numbers)

  • Headshot photo (school pictures are acceptable); photo sent as .jpg

  • Two photos of student dancing to demonstrate level of technique; photos sent as .jpg

  • Signature page

Send Scholarship Application Materials to:

Who:

Wisconsin Dance Council Scholarship Committee

Address:

Post Office Box 1082
Sheboygan,  WI  53082-1082

E-mail, must be sent as one PDF file (photos in.jpg)

scholarships@wisconsindancecouncil.org

Materials must be sent as one PDF file.
Materials must be post marked or emailed by June 4, 2021.

In addition, scholarship recipients are required to submit a brief written reflection about their experience upon completion of the Summer Dance Intensive program for publication in the WDC newsletter. Failure to submit a reflection before June 4, 2021 will result in ineligibility for any future WDC scholarship.

Scholarship Application