Undergraduate Application

Each of UNCG’s Dance scholarships has a separate application form. See the description of each scholarship for the form link. Some scholarships are awarded based on financial need. Completion of a FAFSA is required for those awards.

Undergraduate Awards

Dr. John T. and Mary Louise Lowe Burns Memorial Scholarship in Dance and Musical Theatre

  • Undergraduate students interested in careers in dance and musical theatre
  • Merit for financial need can be the primary consideration

The Dr. John T. and Mary Louise Lowe Burns Memorial Scholarship in Dance and Musical Theatre was established with gifts from their estates. Recipients of the scholarships will be students who have demonstrated an interest in preparing for careers in dance and musical theatre.

Application

Cheney Scholarship in Dance Choreography

  • Entering or continuing full-time students majoring in Dance, with special talent for choreography within contemporary dance
  • Talented as measured by an audition given by the Dance Department
  • Minimum of 3.2 GPA
  • Financial need may be considered
  • Renewable through senior year

The Cheney Scholarship in Dance Choreography was established in 1997 with a gift from Dr. Gay Cheney, a UNCG professor in the Dance Department. Recipients are selected primarily for their choreographic potential and financial need.

Application

Melanie Feinstein Memorial Scholarship in Dance

  • Graduate or undergraduate student majoring in Dance
  • Commitment to using dance in a context of human liberation and social justice, and whose presence will increase the racial diversity of the School
  • Financial need (file a FAFSA)

The Melanie Feinstein Memorial Scholarship in Dance was established with gifts from family, friends, and colleagues wanting the memory of a remarkable young woman to be honored in a manner reflective of the profound influence she had on their lives.

Application

Kimberly Renee Goodman Scholarship

  • Student majoring in Dance
  • Financial need (file a FAFSA)
  • Integrity and high moral character
  • Preference to students from North Carolina, particularly from Iredell County

The Kimberly Renee Goodman Scholarship was established in 1985 in memory of Ms. Goodman. Scholarships from this fund provide assistance to students majoring in Dance.

Application

Virginia Moomaw Dance Scholarship

  • Rising junior or senior majoring in Dance
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA
  • Reliable, enthusiastic, and professional

The Virginia Moomaw Dance Scholarship was established in 1975 in honor of Virginia Moomaw. The scholarship is for undergraduates or continuing education students in the School of Dance within the College of Visual and Performing Arts.

Application

The Phoebe Pegram Baughan – Phoebe Baughan Barr Scholarship in Dance

  • Entering or continuing full-time students majoring in Dance
  • Talented as measured by an audition given by the Dance Department
  • Minimum of 3.2 GPA
  • Financial need may be considered
  • Renewable through senior year

Application

Graduate Student Application

Each of UNCG’s Dance scholarships has a separate application form. See the description of each scholarship for the file link.

Graduate Student Awards

Melanie Feinstein Memorial Scholarship in Dance

  • Graduate or undergraduate student majoring in Dance
  • Commitment to using dance in a context of human liberation and social justice, and whose presence will increase the racial diversity of the School
  • Financial need (file a FAFSA)

The Melanie Feinstein Memorial Scholarship in Dance was established with gifts from family, friends, and colleagues wanting the memory of a remarkable young woman to be honored in a manner reflective of the profound influence she had on their lives.

Application

Kristina Larson Graduate Dance Fund

  • 2nd and 3rd year graduate students who are working toward an MFA in Choreography.
  • Supports creative opportunities that will enrich the education of students that may not normally by available to them. These might include, but are not limited to, travel to conferences and performances, project allowances for research, or production expenses beyond what the School of Dance may not normally cover.

The Kristina Larson Dance Fund was established with gifts from her parents in memory of Kristina Louise Larson, an enthusiastic and creative graduate choreography student at UNCG. Her talents and love of the MFA Choreography program are honored with this fund.

More information and application materials can be obtained from the School of Dance office. Funds are awarded in the fall term.

Sue Stinson Program Enrichment Endowment

  • Promotion of dance education in schools
  • Promotion of dance education in community-based settings with low-wealth-students
  • Promotion of dance in a context of social justice

The Sue Stinson Program Enrichment Endowment was created by Dr. Sue Stinson, Professor Emeritus of the UNCG School of Dance. Dr. Stinson joined the faculty in 1979, served as Dance Department Head from 1993-2002, and as Interim Dean of the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance before retiring in 2013. She established this endowment as a way of supporting activities and initiatives that connect the School of Dance to education in schools and communities with low-wealth-students, as well as dance in the context of social justice.

More information and application materials can be obtained from the School of Dance office. Funds are awarded in the fall term.