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Actors Fund - Career Transition for Dancers Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Actors Fund - Career Transition for Dancers
729 Seventh Avenue
10th Floor
New York, NY 10019
Eligibility: Applicants must provide documentation of 100 weeks or more of paid employment as a dance performer in the U.S. over at least seven years. For work not performed under union jurisdiction, applicants must also provide documentation of total gross earnings of at least $56,000. Choreographers and dance teachers are not eligible for this program.

Amount: $2,000
Deadline: June 15 and October 15
How to apply: Applicants must call to confirm their eligibility.
Website: http://www.actorsfund.org/services-and-programs/career-transition-dancers

Catherine Jean MacDonald Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Bay Area Community Foundation
Pere Marquette Depot
1000 Adams Street
Suite 200
Bay City, MI 48708
Eligibility: Applicants must submit a FAFSA proving financial need and demonstrate an dedication to obtain a degree in fine arts especially public TV or radio. Students must submit two letters of recommendation, a current transcript, a personal essay and an acceptable portrait photo as a JPEG or PNG along with their application.

Amount: $5,000
Deadline: February 8
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://bayfoundation.org/

Eric Scott Langdon and Diana Monzeglio Memorial Scholarship Fund for Artists
Sponsor: Coastal Community Foundation
P.O. Box 230415
Encinitas, CA 92023
Eligibility: Preference will be given to students who need financial support to attend college and who excel in fine arts, dance or music.

Amount: $500-$2,500
Deadline: April 2
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://coastalfoundation.org/

Jaime Guttenberg Dance Scholarship
Sponsor: Orange Ribbons for Jaime
5944 Coral Ridge Drive
Suite 301
Coral Springs, FL 33076
Eligibility: Applicants must be applying to a traditional four-year university or performing arts specialty program with a focus on a career in dance. Students must have a minimum of three years in dance classes during high school and a background in community service/volunteerism during high school with a minimum of 100 hours of service. Applicants must have a minimum 3.5 GPA and submit an essay on a provided topic.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://orangeribbonsforjaime.org/

Jerry Juhl Fund for the Arts
Sponsor: Community Foundation of Mendocino County
204 South Oak Street
Ukiah, CA 95482
Eligibility: Applicants must be studying performing arts, lighting, sound or set design. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, community involvement and a potential for academic success.

Amount: $2,500
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.communityfound.org/grants-scholarships/

Michael Jackson Scholarship
Sponsor: United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
1805 7th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
Eligibility: Applicants must be African American students at a UNCF member college or university majoring in communications, English or performing arts. Applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.0 and demonstrate financial need.

Amount: Up to $5,000
Deadline: October
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://scholarships.uncf.org/

Ruth Abernathy Presidential Scholarship
Sponsor: Shape America
1900 Association Drive
Reston, VA 20191
Eligibility: Applicants must be members of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD), but they may join when applying and must major in health, physical education, recreation or dance. Undergraduate applicants must have a minimum 3.5 GPA and have junior or senior status when applying. Graduate applicants must have a minimum 3.5 GPA and have completed one semester of full-time study. Selection is based on scholastic achievement, leadership, community service and character.

Amount: $1,250-$1,750
Deadline: October 15
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.shapeamerica.org