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Some general guidelines

Scholarship recipients must be residents of the United States or programs must benefit United States citizens.
A minimum award of one scholarship, in the amount of $500 per year, is being awarded to assure that the scholarship will be significant enough to provide financial assistance.
The Fund will allow recipients to attend all two and four-year colleges, universities, and dance schools in the United States. In addition, the Fund will allow recipients to also attend workshops, seminars and special dance art events.
To prevent misappropriation, each scholarship grant is issued directly from the Jessica Karrat Dance Scholarship Fund to a non-profit institution or non-profit program for the benefit of the recipient.

What we what you to know

Scholarships are available to both individuals and organizations.
Scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit and not financial need. We want to know about your dreams. We want to know how the program or training will benefit you the dancer, the art of dance and the world at large.
Candidates are selected by a committee on an objective and non-discriminatory basis and consistent with the purpose of the Fund. Criteria such as age, religion, race, ethnic group or gender are not used in our selection process.
All types of dance are eligible: Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Tap, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Street Dancing, Belly-Dancing, Folk Dancing, Irish Dancing (we can't name them all - you get the idea)


Time Frame Activity
April Application materials become available.
May-June Application period will run from May 1st to June 30th. Candidates or Organizations must complete and submit the Jessica Karrat Dance Scholarship Application to the Scholarship Selection Committee postmarked before the deadline .
July Review applications.
August Approval by the Fund Advisory Committee will occur within the first two weeks of August. The President will inform the applicants and award recipient(s) of scholarship status.
August - September Awards will distributed and publicized.


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