All declared Dance majors are eligible for scholarship consideration and there is no application process except when noted.
The allocation of scholarships are determined by the Dance Faculty, unless where noted.
Scholarships are determined via the following criteria:
BRAVO! - Excellence in Performance and Academics
William Hug Endowed Scholarship – Excellence in Choreography
Henry S. Parrish Endowed Scholarship in Dance -- Excellence in Performance
Victoria Catherine Selden Dance Scholarship
Senior BFA students are allowed to apply for this scholarship, which requires a video/written application.
Michelle Vargas Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to deserving dance major who shows an innate passion for dance and who is in financial need.
WWD Endowed Scholarship – An Incentive Scholarship to Retain Excellent Students
Oscher Scholarship -- Excellence in Choreography
Talent Grant Awards -- Talent, Creativity, Service and Academic Excellence
Summer Study Scholarships
Summer talent grants to support study outside the USF program are available. These require a proposal submitted to the faculty, due the Monday following Spring Break. Typically, first-year students are not awarded summer scholarships.
SIEDE Student Endowment Fund – limited matching funds available for scholarship recipients
The John W. Coker Memorial Scholarship - Rotates annually between Art, Music, Theatre and Dance
The Alexandra and William Fyre Endowed Scholarship - Rotates annually between Art, Music, Theatre and Dance
The Hope Rietchlin Memorial Scholarship - Rotates annually between Music, Art, and Dance
The John L. Smith Endowed COTA Scholarship - One award annually, competitive among all COTA students
Students are also encouraged to explore the scholarships awarded by the university.