MDEA Conference Scholarship 

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

 

SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA

Scholarship applications are to provide dance students and professionals with the opportunity to attend the MDEA Annual Conference. You must be a member of MDEA to receive a scholarship.  All Applicants must show evidence of a strong commitment to the field, leadership in the community, and participation beyond the academic day, especially those that may have an impact on the field of dance.

 

ELIGIBILITY: Must be an active member of NDEO/MDEA throughout the period of the awarded experience. 

 Individuals may apply in one of the following categories:

  1. High School Student (9th-12th grade)

    1. Full-time student

    2. Preference given to an NHSDA member

  2. Undergraduate/Graduate Student

    1. Full-time student in an undergraduate or graduate dance major or minor

    2. Preference given to an NHSDA member

  3. Professional Artist

  4. Teacher

  5. Administrator/Other

 

APPLICATION GUIDELINES

The application must be completed, addressing all items and criteria listed. 

 

Each application will be evaluated on how clearly the applicant meets the scholarship criteria; i.e. evidence of commitment to the field, examples of leadership in the community, and participation beyond the academic day (ex. NHSDA, Dance Company, etc.) or other volunteer activities, as well as the merit reflected by the letter of recommendation.

 

All applications must be electronically submitted by the given deadline on the MDEA Conference Scholarship Application Form. 

 

The scholarship deadline for the 2021 Conference is September 27, 2021.  Completed applications will be reviewed by the MDEA Grants and Scholarship Committee. Recipients will be notified and announced within 2 weeks after the  application deadline. 

 

Announcement of the scholarship will be shared in the MDEA e-newsletter. Attendance at the Annual MDEA Conference Awards Session is strongly encouraged. The Awards Event will be held on Thursday Oct 14, 2021

 

Questions about this application form should be sent to 

info@mddanceed.org

MDEA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION PROCESS FOR MDEA CONFERENCE
  • Application is due September 27 2021 (electronic submission only)

  • Submit completed application to MDEA -- info@mddanceed.org 

  • The following are required components of the application

    • Completed Scholarship Application 

    • One letter of recommendation

    • Headshot and photo credit

    • Save and submit all documents with the following titles: Last name, letter of rec or resume, MDEAConfScholarship.  E.g. Smith_Letter of Rec_MDEAConfScholarship 

You will need to be prepared to answer the following question on your application:

 

How will attendance at the MDEA Annual Conference impact you and your future study/work in the field? (250 words max)