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Student Conference Scholarship

2022 Student Conference Scholarship Applications Open!

Deadline Extended Apply by 7-31-22

View Student Scholarship Guidelines Here

Apply Here

*** Please note: You will need to log into your NDEO account, and find "Awards" in your Member Dashboard to Apply for the Student Conference Scholarship ***

Congratulations to our 2019 Winners!

Emma Steelman (University of Texas at Austin) - Undergraduate Student Scholarship Recipient
Johanna Kirk (University of California Los Angeles) - Graduate Student Scholarship Recipient 

NOTE: As the 2020 and 2021 "in-person" National Conferences were canceled due to the ongoing covid-19 pandemic, there were no Student Conference Scholarship recipients. We are reinstating this scholarship program in 2022 for our in-person conference in Atlanta, Georgia. 

2022 Student Scholarship Guidelines

NDEO is proud to offer annual scholarships to 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, one-year complimentary (individual) NDEO membership, and a $300 check presented at conference.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Current NDEO members and non-members are encouraged to apply
  • Be currently enrolled as a full-time college student in a dance or dance education degree program pursuing an Associates, Bachelors, or Masters degrees. PhD/EdD Candidates not eligible for this scholarship.

Online Application Details

  • Basic contact and demographic information
  • NDEO member number
  • A description of your current involvement in the field, professional goals, and reasons for requesting the scholarship (500 words maximum)
  • One Letter of Recommendation from a Professor, Colleague, or Friend 

Special consideration will be given to students who:

  • Show exceptional promise in dance or dance education through academic achievement, scholarly works, teaching in the field, etc.
  • Plan a future in dance education
  • Offer evidence of leadership in NDEO (student representation, student organization, state affiliates, NHSDA chapter, etc.)
  • Are an accepted NDEO Conference presenter
  • Did not receive a scholarship in prior years