Dance Discovery Foundations Scholarship Program is designed to support the achievements of young students who are already seriously engaged in the arts and to expose and engage under-served and low-income students to high quality dance training to those studying at dance or performing arts schools, companies, studios, universities and institutions throughout our Southern California community.
The scholarships awarded may be granted annually and in the amount of $100.00US and up to $2,000.00US per student as determined by DDF in its sole discretion. Students who meet the criteria for the SHINE, ACCEL, TEACHER TRAINING & PRODUCTION DESIGN Scholarship Awards will be able to apply for scholarships through the institution in which they are enrolled. Students who meet the criteria for the DREAM Scholarship Award will be able to apply online or by submitting the Scholarship form and supporting materials to Dance Discovery Foundation via email or post to: Dance Discovery Foundation, Scholarship Committee, 27652 Camino Capistrano, Laguna Niguel, Ca 92677. DDF Scholarship Awards are based on talent, technical skill, determination, attitude and economic need and will be paid directly to the institution where the recipient is enrolled.
Invitation & Application Process
The Scholarship Program will open yearly for applications on April 01.
The SHINE, ACCEL, TEACHER TRAINING & PRODUCTION DESIGN Scholarship application time frame will close on May 31 and will be conducted as follows: An invitation will be sent out to the performing arts school and companies affiliated to DDF when the scholarship program opens. Information on the amount of scholarships awarded, time frame, process, and online forms will also be provided at that time for the sole use of the teachers/faculty. Scholarships will be announced through the affiliated institution between June 19-30. Scholarships will be announced on-line September 1st.
The DREAM Scholarship application time frame will close on July 1st and will be conducted as follows: An invitation for application will be sent through Scholarship.com when the application time frame opens. Information on the amount of scholarships awarded, time frame, process and online forms will be provided for the sole use of the applicant. Scholarships will be announced by mail or email between July 20-31. Scholarships will be announced on-line September 1st.
Each application must include the requested supporting materials which are outlined in the scholarship packet. Which includes, the application form, two letters of reference by a non relative, one for verification of talent and one for verification of character, and an essay describing the purpose, intent, need and plan for the scholarship award. The essay must demonstrate their respect, joy, creativity, and gratitude for their talent and their craft and must describe their understanding of the scholarship program and the importance of supporting and sustaining the performing arts. All materials will be made available on-line when the application process opens.
Scholarship Awards will be awarded to a male or female student who will be judged based on talent, technical skill, determination and economic need. All nominated students must be at least 8 years old, and an American citizen. They must be a resident of Southern California, and studying at a dance or performing arts school, company, studio, university or institution in our Southern California community. All nominated students must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent) and demonstrate financial need.
If your dance and performing arts school or dance company is not in our data base and would like to nominate a student for scholarship, you need to apply for an invitation. Institutions must be a dance and performing arts school, company, university or studio operating in Southern California. They must meet the requirements for being an affiliated dance and performing arts school or dance company, or participate in an equivalent amount of community outreach or community service.
If you have questions regarding the eligibility criteria or application process for the Scholarship Program, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.