Where can you find scholarships for dancers?


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New York City Dance Alliance, the Princess Grace Foundation and the National Young Arts Foundation are among the various organizations that offer dancers scholarship opportunities. These scholarships are available to the public to apply, each has a different set of requirements, according to the organizations' websites..

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New York City Dance Alliance was founded in 2010 and has awarded over $12 million in dance scholarships in conjunction with their college partners. To be eligible to receive this scholarship, applicants must have recently completed their junior or senior year of high school and attend the alliance's four-day workshop. This workshop serves as an audition and is attended by the alliance's college partners, New York City Dance Alliance states.

The Princess Grace Foundation was founded by Prince Rainier III of Monaco to honor his wife, Princess Grace Kelly. The foundation is publicly funded and has awarded more than $11 million to emerging talent. Entrance requirements include U.S. citizenship, nomination by a head of department or artistic director and program completion in the United States, the Princess Grace Foundation explains.

The National Young Arts Foundation was founded in 1981 and has facilitated over $60 million in scholarships from 2013 to 2015 alone. Applicants must be between 15 and 18 years old to apply. Other requirements include portfolio or audition submission, completion of an online application and payment of a $35 non-refundable application fee, according to the National Young Arts Foundation.

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