#ScholarshipOfTheWeek: NDEO – Celebrating the Multi-Talented Dancer
February 23rd, 2018 by Richie Kormos
Do you have many things going on in your life? Maybe you have several hobbies that you love to keep up with. There are so many things to be passionate about that sometimes it’s hard to narrow it down to just a few. You could be dancing one day, and leading up the Spanish club the next. These days, people are involved in so many different things, and it’s hard to blame them with so much cool stuff out there! If you’re one of these people who likes to stay busy, then we’ve got a scholarship for you!
The National Honor Society for Dance Arts (NHSDA) is looking for some well-rounded high school junior and senior dancers to award their 2018 National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) Artistic Merit, Leadership, and Academic Achievement Award. The winner of this scholarship will be awarded $1,000 and the finalists and honorable mention recipients will receive a certificate and a complimentary registration for NDEO’s National Conference in Texas! Here’s everything you need to know about the scholarship:
Are You Eligible?
To be eligible, you must be a high school junior or senior at the time of submission (16-18 years old). You also need to submit the application by no later than February 24th, so don’t leave it off! There are several criteria for the award, you will have to show your technical excellence, artistic merit, and leadership along with answering some essay questions, sending a letter of recommendation, and submitting a resume. Your GPA must be 3.0 or higher to be eligible. Really show them your stuff with your amazing application!
These are the components of the application:
- Basic contact information for your local Chapter Sponsor of the NDEO (if you have one), school principal, and, if possible, your district superintendent and fine arts coordinator. Make sure you get the information before you start the application!
- A video maximum 3 minutes long of a solo performance choreographed and performed by you.
- Answer two essay questions:
- What was the intent of your original choreography? Please provide title of work, inspiration, and any challenges you encountered in the choreographic process. (Limit 250 words)
- What impact has dance had on your life, in and out of the studio? How do you plan to use this influence in the future to have an impact on other people and communities? (Limit 500 words)
- A resume no longer than one page that lists your dance training history, performance & choreography experience, clubs and leadership roles, and your honors & awards.
- Two photos: a headshot, and one of you dancing or in a dance pose.
- Once all of that it submitted, your Chapter Sponsor will be notified to write a letter of recommendation for you which must be uploaded by March 3rd, 2018.
For all other information, check out https://app.getacceptd.com/ndeo for everything you need to know about applying. Good luck to everyone applying for this amazing opportunity! We know you’ve got the right stuff to impress anyone.
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Aran Abilock is a writer for StarQuest. He loves mac and cheese, theatre, and all things Pokémon!