AWARDS/GRANTS/SCHOLARSHIPS

Grants

MDEA Grant Program

In keeping with its goal to support and encourage MDEA membership as they seek to develop and conduct school and community programs in Dance, MDEA announces the availability of “grants.”  

Each grant request can be funded up to a $500.00 maximum.

Click HERE to download the grant application.  Please review the criteria outlined on the application.

Deadline to apply: June 5, 2020

Scholarships

MDEA Conference Attendance Scholarship

 

In keeping with the mission to recognize and encourage professional development activities and participation in professional conferences, MDEA is offering scholarships to three (3) qualified applicants to help defray the registration expense associated with attending the MDEA Annual Conference.

Click HERE to download the scholarship application.  Please review the eligibility and guidelines on the application.  

Deadline to apply: January 31, 2019

Continued Dance Studies Scholarship for Students

In keeping with the mission to support further study in dance and dance education,  the MDEA is offering scholarships to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students studying dance.  Scholarships will be funded up to a $800.00 maximum.

Click HERE to download the scholarship application.  Please review the eligibility and guidelines on the application.  

Deadline to apply: April 1, 2020

NDEO National Conference Scholarship for MDEA Members

In keeping with the mission to support further study and professional growth in dance and dance education, MDEA is offering a scholarship to MDEA members to cover the conference registration fee for an upcoming NDEO Conference.

Scholarships will be funded in the amount of the conference registration fee up to $400.

Click HERE to download the scholarship application.  Please review the eligibility and guidelines on the application.  

Deadline to apply: April 1, 2020 

Nominate a colleague for a 2020 MDEA Award!

Click HERE for the 2020 Award Nomination Form (Coming soon!).  

2018 MDEA Award Winners:

  • Dance Educator of the Year - K-12: Serene Webber, Notre Dame Preparatory School

  • Dance Educator of the Year - Private Studio: Amanda Standard, Divine Dance Institute

  • Living Legacy: Patricia Enoch, The Moving Company Dance Center
     

2017 MDEA Award Winners:

  • Emerging Leader: Gabrielle Stoler, Goucher College and Old Mill Middle School South

  • Dance Educator of the Year - K-12: Kassi Serafini, Bates Middle School

  • Dance Educator of the Year - Post-Secondary Education: Elizabeth Ahearn, Goucher College

  • Dance Educator of the Year - Teaching Artist: Anne O'Brien, Dancemoves Studio of Dance and The Bryn Mawr School 

  • Outstanding Leadership in Dance Education: Suzanne Henneman, Karen Kuebler, and Sonia Synkowski, Founding MDEA Board

  • Friend of Dance: Randi Benesch, formerly Managing Director of The Gordon Center for Performing Arts, currently Director of Advancement at Center Stage

  • Living Legacy: Dr. Helene Breazeale, retired Towson University Dance Department Chair

2018 MDEA Grants/Scholarship Winners:

Continued Studies Scholarship

College/University 
Madeline Maxine Gorman, Towson University 
Ashley Anderson, Towson University 

High School
Morgan Young, Hereford High School 
Gabriella E. Clark, The John Carroll School 

MDEA Conference Attendance Scholarship

Franki Graham, LucidBeings Dance/Annapolis PVA

MDEA Grant Program

Maria Royals, George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology

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