Dance Student Scholarships from American Harlequin
Are you a college student or high school student studying dance? The American Harlequin company offers 20 dance student scholarships each year to eligible applicants enrolled in a public or private dance school.
The dance student scholarships include:
- One (1) $5,000 scholarship
- Two (2) $3,000 scholarships
- Three (3) $2,000 scholarships
- Two (2) $1,000 scholarships
- Twelve (12) $500 scholarships
Here’s the thing: the contest is a random drawing. Despite its appreciation for the performing arts, American Harlequin doesn’t feel it has the experts to judge scholarship applicants on artistic merit, so they just pull 20 verified applicants’ names out of a hat!
Scholarship application deadline: November 1, 2009.
You do have to meet all of the program’s eligibility criteria to get your name in the hat, and if you win, your age and enrollment in a legitimate dance school will have to be verified before you can collect your award, but this is a terrific opportunity for serious young dance students in need of financial aid.
There are three essential criteria for scholarship eligibility. You must be:
- a U.S. or Canadian citizen,
- age 15 to 21,
- with proof of dance school enrollment.
American Harlequin, the U.S. headquarters of an international company that makes floors for dance and the performing arts, says, “In these uncertain economic times, our hope is to offer a little financial help to some lucky young people who wish to continue in whatever form of dance helps fulfill their lives.”
You can apply for one of the dance student scholarships online at the American Harlequin website or you can download a paper application and either fax it or mail it back to the company. Just make sure that it’s fax-marked or postmarked not later than November 1, 2009.
The dance student scholarship fax number is 856-231-4403. If you mail your application, send it to:
American Harlequin Corporation
Dance Scholarship Program
1531 Glen Avenue
Moorestown, NJ 08057
Scholarship winners will be drawn in December. If your name is one of the lucky 20, the company will let you know by mail.
Dancer and choreographer Martha Graham said, “There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique.” If you have passion for this beautiful art, now’s your chance to apply for one of this year’s American Harlequin dance student scholarships.