Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Lowdown on Scholarships

Austin Community College has several great scholarships just for dance (and drama) majors. But don't wait to apply! The deadline to apply for both of these scholarships is May 1st.

The Dance and Drama Scholarship is awarded every semester and is funded in part by the ticket sales at our dance showcases. The amount awarded varies every academic year. Check out the requirements and download an application here:

The Boyd Vance Scholarship was created to assist African-American students in the Dance and Drama programs at ACC. The $1000 award is given out once a year. Check out the requirements and download an application here: 

Heather during her choreography rehearsal last semester.

Heather Moran is a dance major and a recipient of the Body Vance Scholarship. She highly recommends that students take the time to apply:

“It’s a very simple process. I filled out the application and wrote a one page paper to the board. The paper was the hardest part because I don't like asking for help. But it took like an hour to complete everything – just an hour if that.

I definitely encourage others to apply. It really helped me out after I lost my job. I wouldn't have been in school if it wasn't for the Boyd Vance. I would have had to sit out two or three semesters. The scholarship helped me get into class and kept me dancing!”

If you have any questions about eligibility or the application, you can contact Mary Rincon at mrincon@austincc.edu. She’s super friendly and she’s there to help you out.

Don’t hesitate to apply – there’s money out there just for you!

Picture by Anne Wharton

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