SCHOLARSHIPS & GRANTS

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 $1,000.00 maximum.

Deadline to apply: September 17, 2021

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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 at least three (3) qualified applicants to help defray the registration expense associated with attending the MDEA Annual Conference.

Please review the eligibility and guidelines on the application.  

Deadline to apply: September 27, 2021

Continued Dance Studies Scholarship

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

Please review the eligibility and guidelines on the application.  

Deadline to apply: 2022 dates TBA

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 early-bird conference registration fee.

Please review the eligibility and guidelines on the application.  

Deadline to apply: 2022 dates TBA 

2021 MDEA Grants/Scholarship Winners:

Continued Studies Scholarship

College/University 

Bri'Asha Aldridge, Towson University 
Jennifer Leung Johnson, Montclair State University 
Rush Johnston, Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University 
Christopher Miller, Towson University 
Taylor Richardson, Towson University


High School

Connor P Harman, Mount Hebron High School  

2020 MDEA Grants/Scholarship Winners:

Continued Studies Scholarship

College/University 
Kerry Johnson, Towson University

High School

Sage Evans-Rainey, George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology 

Caroline Voultepsis, St. Paul's School for Girls

NDEO National Conference Attendance Scholarship

Shonnita Johnson, Laurel High School 

MDEA Grant Program

Dr. Adrienne Clancy, ClancyWorks Dance Company
Karen Kuebler, Pinewood and Timonium Elementary Schools
Serene Webber, Notre Dame Preparatory School
Shonnita Johnson, Laurel High School

2019 MDEA Grants/Scholarship Winners

Continued Studies Scholarship

College/University 
Elizabeth Quinones, Hollins University
Nicole Blades, Goucher College 

High School

Camyrn Little, George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology 

Cree Seaunarine, St. Paul's School for Girls 

Amara Brooks, St. Paul's School for Girls 

Elizabeth Sterling, Queen Anne's County High School 


 

NDEO National Conference Attendance Scholarship

Tiffany Alasantos, A. Mario Loiederman Middle School

MDEA Grant Program

Darryl Pilate, High Point High School 

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