Honors, Awards & Scholarships
Scholarships for Incoming First-Year Students
Denison offers various scholarships to recognize talented incoming first-year students who have a passion for the arts, including dance. Awards range from $5,000 up to half tuition, and are renewable for four years—regardless of whether the student decides to major in dance.
Applicants wishing to be considered for an Arts Scholarship must submit a portfolio by their chosen application deadline. Please visit the Arts Applicants page for details.
Awards for Current Students
Awarded annually to ten upper-class students majoring in dance, music, theatre, cinema, or studio art 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 the spring.
Awarded annually to ten upper-class students majoring in dance, music, theatre, cinema, or studio art 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.
Each spring, the dance department faculty and students elect four 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 Department Fellows to act as “hosts for ” 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 designated as “tutors” and provide their peers with extra help with coursework.
We are very proud of our Department Fellows. They come from 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.