The Department of Dance currently has five scholarships that are awarded annually to junior Dance majors for use during their senior year. There is no application process. Scholarship recipients are determined by a vote of the Department of Dance faculty based on the criteria set for each scholarship. Annual winners of the Department of Dance Scholarships are announced at the end of spring quarter.
Evelyn H. Green Endowed Scholarship
The Evelyn Green Endowed Scholarship in Dance honors the work of a student who shows artistic promise by providing financial support during their final year of study at the UW. Eve Green joined the UW faculty in 1967 and was known for her work on behalf of dance and arts at the UW and throughout the community. She served as chair of the Dance Program starting in 1976 and is credited with saving the program when severe budget cuts put it on the chopping block. On her death in 1993, her family honored her with the establishment of this scholarship.
Mary Aid DeVries Scholarship
The Mary Aid De Vries endowed scholarship honors the work of a dance major entering their final year of study at the UW who has demonstrated artistic
merit and also provided service to the Department of Dance. Mary Aid De Vries served the UW as a member of the Modern Dance faculty from 1921 through 1963 and was a national authority on Dance education.
Department of Dance Scholarship
The Department of Dance Scholarship is awarded to a student with high scholarship who embodies the Department of Dance mission of recognizing the art of dance as the confluence of theory, practice and creativity.
This award is given to a student in the Department of Dance based on academic merit and commitment to the dance community (DSA, UW, Seattle, NW, USA, world, etc).
James Fesalbon Scholarship
With the establishment of this scholarship, Fesalbon wishes to encourage and support academically meritorious students with demonstrated financial need who otherwise might not consider dance as a career path, who have overcome adversity, or who have had little dance experience prior to attending college to major in Dance.
Learn more about Department scholarships on our Awards & Honors page
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