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NDEO is pleased to offer Professional Development Scholarships to recognize excellence in the field of dance education, support students in their training, and help educators achieve their career goals through professional development.
Each recipient will receive a $600 credit in their NDEO account to be used towards NDEO Professional Development opportunities of their choosing as well as a complimentary 1-year membership with NDEO. This will allow for recipients to “mix and match” their Professional Development as opposed to past opportunities where recipients had to choose between a semester of OPDI courses or attending the National Conference.
Thanks to the generous donations to the Thom Cobb Memorial Fund, NDEO is proud to continue the Thom Cobb Memorial Scholarship.
Every year this award goes to an individual who is a first time conference attendee and working dance education professional. Preference will be given to current NDEO members. As the 2020 and 2021 National Conferences were canceled due to the ongoing covid-19 pandemic, there was no Thom Cobb Memorial Scholar. We hope to reinstate this scholarship in 2022 for our in-person conference in Atlanta, Georgia.
NDEO is proud to offer annual scholarships to highly qualified college students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in dance or dance education to help defray the costs associated with attending. Recipients receive complimentary conference registration, a one-year complimentary NDEO membership, and a $300 check.
Students who have been inducted into the National Honor Society for Dance Arts (NHSDA) Secondary Program and are current juniors and seniors in High School are eligible for the NHSDA Artistic Merit, Leadership and Academic Achievement Award, the highest student dance award in the nation. The National Winner of the award will receive up to a $1000 monetary award/scholarship and a certificate. The 2 National Finalists will each receive a $250 monetary award/scholarship and a certificate. Honorable Mention Recipients will receive a certificate. Applicants may be eligible for a state level award if their NDEO State Affiliate chooses to present one.