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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.
Application will open in January 2022
Juliana Azoubel (Urbana, IL)
Jessica Baynes (Millcreek, UT)
Jill Blackburn (Upper Sandusky, OH)
Bradford Chin (San Francisco, CA)
Daveisha Gibson (Mitchellville, MD)
Madeline Kate Gupton (Durham, NC)
Rachel Holdt (San Diego, CA)
J. Alexander Langley (Dallas, TX)
Andrea Lemaitre (San Diego, CA)
Erin McCuaig (Kenora, ON)
Carolyn Pautz (Brooklyn, NY)
Kieron Sargeant (Tallahassee, FL)
Jennifer Seward (Smyrna, DE)
Dawn States (Philadelphia, PA)
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.
Dance educators working in K-12 schools, private studios of dance, higher education, performing arts organizations, and other settings are encouraged to apply for a scholarship. Both current NDEO Members and Non-Members may apply. Applicants should demonstrate their interest in and need for continuing education, their plans for applying what they learn, and why financial assistance is necessary for their continued education. Full application details are outlined below.
The NDEO Professional Development Scholarship Committee will "blind" review all scholarship applicants and select scholarship recipients according to the criteria below. All demographic and financial information will be kept confidential.
NDEO is committed to assisting teachers in their professional development and career goals by offering scholarships for applicants who display both financial need and meritorious work. Applicants will be evaluated on the following criteria: