Performing Arts Scholarships

Scholarships open to students interesting in and/or majoring in the performing arts including Dance, Music, and Theatre/Drama.

Harlequin Floors Scholarship Contest
Sponsor: The World Dances
Amount: $250
Closing Date: June 30, 2017
Description: Contest is open to residents of the 50 United States and Canada. There is no restriction to enter the contest. Applicant must submit a dance video.

Exstreamist Scholarship
Sponsor: Exstreamist
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 5, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to legal residents and citizens of the United States who are graduating high school seniors or current college freshmen. Applicant must submit an essay on how they will shape the future of television. Scholarship provider wants to hear from film makers, aspiring business professionals, actors, writers, journalists, and data lovers alike.

Copernicus Foundation Scholarships
Sponsor: Copernicus Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: July 15, 2017
Description: Scholarships are open to college and university students of Polish descent from the Chicago area. Scholarships will be awarded based upon scholastic achievement in the areas of Performing Arts, Cultural Education, Business, Sciences, and Professional degrees.

NLA Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: Nathan L. Anderson Memorial Scholarship Foundation, Inc.
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: July 30, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to minority students who are pursuing undergraduate training in Computer Science, Aviation, Nursing, or Music.

Scholarship Contest for Students of the Arts
Sponsor: Modern Abstract Decor
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 31, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and currently enrolled students in an art-related program at any school or university (visual or performing arts).

YoungArts Competition
Sponsor: National YoungArts Foundation
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: October 13, 2017
Description: Competition is open to students in grades 10-12 who have talent in visual, literary, design or performing arts. There is a $35 application fee, but it can be waived if you meet requirements.

Ruth Abernathy Presidential Scholarship
Sponsor: Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE)
Amount: Up to $1,750
Closing Date: October 15, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students majoring in a field related to one of the disciplines represented by SHAPE (health education, physical education, physical activity, dance, sport).

The Music Center Spotlight Program
Sponsor: The Music Center
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: October 16, 2017
Description: Program is open to Southern California high school students who have talent in Acting, Non-Classical Voice, Classical Voice, Non-Classical Dance, Ballet, Jazz Instrumental and Classical Instrumental. Applicant must submit an audition video.

Harvey Fellows Program
Sponsor: Mustard Seed Foundation
Amount: $12,000
Closing Date: November 1, 2017
Description: Program is open to Christian students who are pursuing graduate studies at premier universities in fields considered to be underrepresented by Christians and who possess a unique vision to impact society through their vocations. Past successful applicants were preparing for careers in Business, Economics, Finance, International diplomacy, security, and business, journalism and media, visual and performing arts, public policy, and applied and theoretical sciences. Students from all nations are encouraged to apply.

NCJW/LA Scholarship Program
Sponsor: National Council of Jewish Women | Los Angeles
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: November 1, 2017
Description: Scholarships are open to students who live and attend school in the Greater Los Angeles area, including Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and Ventura Counties. Applicant must be trying to better their lives through education in the aftermath of trauma, loss and other setbacks. There are scholarships open to all majors and specific scholarships for nursing majors, mothers, non-traditional students, education majors, and film/television/cinema/theater majors.

Bella Ballroom Excellence in Performing Arts Scholarship
Sponsor: Bella Ballroom Dance Studio
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: November 15, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. undergraduate students who are majoring in Dance, Theater, Music, Performing Arts or a related field. Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applicant must submit a video showcasing their talents in the performing arts.

Belin Arts Scholarship
Sponsor: F. Lammot Belin Arts Scholarship
Amount: Up to $12,000
Closing Date: December 15, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to individuals with talent in painting, sculpture, photography, music, drama, dance, literature, or architecture. Preference will be given to residents of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Nellie Love Butcher Music Scholarship
Sponsor: Daughters of the American Revolution
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: February 10, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students pursuing an education in piano or voice. Applicant must submit a performance CD. Special consideration shall be given to students currently attending the Duke Ellington School of Performing Arts in Washington, DC.

American Legion – Department of Kansas Scholarships
Sponsor: The American Legion – Department of Kansas
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: February 15, 2018
Description: Scholarships are open to graduating high school seniors and current college students from the state of Kansas. In addition to general scholarships, there are scholarships open to Nursing majors, children of veterans, Scouts, athletes, and students with talent in music and public speaking.

Clauder Competition
Sponsor: Portland Stage
Amount: Up to $3,000
Closing Date: March 1, 2018
Description: Competition is open to playwrights who live or attend school in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island or Vermont. Applicant must submit an original, full-length script with a running time between one and three hours.

John Jesensky Music Scholarship
Sponsor: John Jesensky
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: March 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and current college students who are majoring in music or the visual/performing arts.

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