College of Fine Arts and Communication


Department of Dance

Scholarship/Honors

The Department of Dance coordinates recruitment scholarships each year with the Admissions Office. In addition, the department offers dance scholarships for talented Baltimore City Students, retention scholarships with the Dean's Office, and a scholarship for talented Maryland students with the Maryland Council for Dance.

Talent Scholarship

The Department of Dance reviews for talent during the four auditions each year and awards scholarships to recruit for talent for the screened B.F.A. major. The Talent Scholarship is part of a TU family financial aid package. To retain the scholarship, students must maintain specific GPA scores and exhibit professional behavior within the major course work.

Cooley Art Scholarship

This scholarship is open to continuing freshman, sophomore, junior and senior dance students in the College of Fine Arts and Communication. The award amount varies up to $1,000. Deadline: March 15.

Jack Tolbert Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is open to junior and senior dance students in the College of Fine Arts and Communication and is based on merit and talent. The award amount varies. Deadline: March 15.

Alexander E. Sidorowicz Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is open to continuing sophomore, junior and senior dance students in the College of Fine Arts and Communication. The student must demonstrate academic achievement and outstanding talent in their field of study. The award amount varies. Deadline: Varies.

Beulah M. Price Scholarship

This scholarship is open to continuing freshman, sophomore, junior and senior dance students in the College of Fine Arts and Communication. The award amount varies. Deadline: Varies.

Scholarship Criteria

The following criteria are required for students to maintain Dance Department scholarships and awards:

  • Demonstrate and exemplify a behavioral understanding of the relationship between rights and responsibilities within the classroom, rehearsal, and all other aspects of the profession.

  • Participate fully in all aspects of the major.

  • Annual scholarship renewal evaluation by the Department of Dance faculty

Honors in Dance

The Towson University Department of Dance honors its students with the following awards.

Jim Snyder Award for Technical Excellence

The Jim Snyder Award for Technical Excellence is given to the senior who has consistently demonstrated  a high standard of technical achievement in dance performance, exhibited a commitment to and proficiency in the technical support required for high quality dance performance.

Outstanding Award for Choreography

The Outstanding Award for Choreography is given to the senior who has consistently demonstrated a high standard of achievement in the creation and presentation of original dance look.

The Outstanding Achievement in Dance Education Award

The Outstanding Achievement in Dance Education Award is given to the senior whose performance in dance education has been inspired, visionary, and of a high standard of professionalism.

Department of Dance
Center for the Arts, Room 1002
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-2760
Fax: 410-704-3752
E-mail: spink@towson.edu


 

Students may audition for the dance department's Talent Scholarship. This $1,000-$5,000 award is offered four times a year.


Use the Scholarship Seeker to learn more about available scholarships.

 

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