Dancers: Alexis Whitehead and Shawn Evangelista
Photo: Robert Pack
Freshmen scholarships for dance majors are awarded through the KSU Summer Dance Clinic held in the month of June every year. The Program in Dance awards a number of freshmen scholarships to students who are entering their senior year of high school, or to students entering KSU the following academic year.
The Summer Dance Clinic is an opportunity for high school students to experience a collegiate education in dance through a five-day intensive. Students work with university dance faculty, and take classes in ballet, modern, jazz, dance history, dance kinesiology, choreography and performance.
The Program in Dance awards an annual scholarship to an outstanding senior dance major. The award recognizes a member of the senior class, who has demonstrated excellence in (1) academics (2) service (3) leadership (4) artistry.
To be eligible for this scholarship, students must meet the following criteria:
1. Students should have completed 90 credit hours of academic preparation towards their dance major degree.
2. Students must hold a cumulative GPA of more than 3.0 at the time of application for the scholarship.
To apply for the scholarship, students must complete the following application process
1. Submit a formal scholarship application letter addressed to the "Director of Dance."
2. Scholarship application letters should clearly address the following:
a) Academic standing and academic record at KSU.
b) Involvement with the KSU Dance Company.
c) Involvement with service activities in the department, such as outreach programs, fund raisers, recruitment etc.
d) Future professional goals in dance.
e) Service to the Program in Dance.
All applications will be reviewed by the dance scholarship committee. Award announcements will be made during the first week of school in August.
The Program in Dance honors the creative work of one outstanding dance major every year through the Outstanding Choreographic Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to the student selected by a faculty jury to present their work for adjudication at the regional American College Dance Festival. Students can apply for this scholarship by preparing a 2-minute choreographic sample for adjudication. The faculty jury is held during the first week of classes every fall semester.
Students interested in applying for university-wide scholarships should contact the financial aid office at www.kennesaw.edu/financial_aid/.