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NDEO Conference: Student Scholarships

Congratulations to our 2016 Awardees!


Alison Chapman

University of South Carolina
Undergraduate Student Awardee

Sharon McCaman

Arizona State University
Graduate Student Awardee
NDEO is grateful to 2016 Conference Sponsor BLOCH for its generous support in offering the BLOCH Undergraduate Student Scholarship and BLOCH Graduate Student Scholarship.

Student Scholarship Guidelines

NDEO is proud to offer annual scholarships to highly qualified dance or dance education college students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in dance or dance education to help defray the costs associated with attending. Applications are typically due in the spring of the conference year.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be a current NDEO member
  • Be currently enrolled as a full-time student in a dance or dance education degree program at an accredited degree granting institution
  • Have registered and paid for NDEO National Conference

Online Application Details

  • Basic contact and demographic information
  • NDEO member number and proof of National Conference registration
  • A description of your current involvement in the field, professional goals, and reasons for requesting the scholarship (500 words maximum)
  • One Letter of Recommendation from a Professor, Colleague, or Friend 
Special consideration will be given to students who:
  • Show exceptional promise in dance or dance education through academic achievement, scholarly works, teaching in the field, etc.
  • Plan a future in dance education
  • Offer evidence of leadership in NDEO (student representation, student chapters, state affiliates, etc.)
  • Are an accepted NDEO Conference presenter
  • Did not receive a scholarship in prior years
  • For more information & guidelines, contact Gretchen McLaine (, Director of Student Initiatives and Awards.