Honors & Awards
Each spring, the dance department faculty and students elect rising seniors and juniors from among all majors and minors to serve as Department Fellows for the following academic year. This honor is bestowed on students and brings with it several responsibilities. The faculty depends on these four students to act as “hosts” or special contacts when we have guest artists, to participate in the selection of incoming faculty, and to bring student desires and issues to the table. Junior Fellows also take on the (fun) task of organizing and executing the Senior Banquet. Additionally, other responsibilities are assigned according to the interests and talents of the students elected. These students are also listed as “tutors,” a list the Dean of Students puts together for additional help with coursework. We are very proud of these students. They have a variety of backgrounds and exhibit very different interests in and commitments to dance. They can help you understand that a wide range of involvement is welcomed here. Please feel free to contact any of these students with questions about coming to Denison.
Foster G. McGaw Scholarship ($5,000)
Awarded to two upper-class students in the arts annually on the basis of a performance audition, portfolio, or film, plus previous experience, leadership ability, and academic excellence. A minimum G.P.A. of 3.4 is a required of all awardees. Winners are chosen through faculty recommendation, a dossier of artistic contribution to the fine arts, and through competitive audition in March or April.
Vail Scholarship in the Arts ($1,200)
Awarded to ten upper-class students in the arts annually on the basis of a performance audition, portfolio, or film, plus previous experience and general academic ability. A G.P.A. of at least 3.0 is required of all awardees. Winners are selected through an annual competition in March or April.
Mary G. and G. Harold Osborne ($6,000)
Awarded to ten upper-class students in the arts annually on the basis of a performance audition, portfolio, or film, plus previous experience and general academic ability. Achievement of a minimum of the all-college cumulative academic average, and a minimum GPA in the performance area of 3.2. Winners are selected through an annual competition in the spring.
Marimac Scholarships are awarded on the basis of ability and financial need. They may be awarded to students active in any of the four arts departments.
Sri Lanka Travel Seminar
Along with on-site learning, students assist and participate in contemporary dance workshops at the University of Visual and Performing Arts, the University of Colombo Sri Palee Campus, Chitrasena Dance School, Mesh Dance Academy and at a rural school in Bandarawela, where they teach a classroom of young girls.