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SCHOLARSHIPS FOR DANCERS

Throughout her life, our legendary founder Dr. Kay Teer Crawford advocated the benefits of dance/drill education, and strove to create opportunities for youth that built a pathway for their academic & professional futures. She recognized before anyone else that competitive dance forms helped pave the way forward in more aspects than just simple sport. Please take a moment to read about our upcoming Dr. Kay Teer Crawford Memorial Scholarship Fund  opportunities, featuring a variety of dance scholarships awarded each year. Our scholarship application portal will be available on this page once submissions are open.

KAY TEER CRAWFORD

DR. KAY TEER CRAWFORD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

This scholarship award commemorates the historic life of our founder, the legendary Dr. Kay Crawford. Awarded to graduating U.S. high school seniors planning to pursue higher education at an accredited college/university, with the intent to major in dance and/or other related performing arts.

Eligibility Requirements: Student must compete at our annual U.S. Nationals, as well as submit a scholarship application consisting of an essay and letters of recommendation. Award amount to be determined, and there may be multiple recipients. Minimum overall GPA requirement: 3.8

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NATIONAL SOLO TITLE DANCE SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

This is our most traditional and historic scholarship award. Grants are awarded to the Top 5 solo title court contestants for Miss Dance Drill Team USA. Awards shall also be presented to the Mr. Dance USA & Miss Teen Dance Drill Team USA solo title winners. Award amounts are determined by court placement and amounts may vary on a year-to-year basis.

Eligibility Requirements: Student must participate as a contestant in the Miss, Mr, or Teen solo title division at our annual U.S. Nationals. No application necessary. No minimum GPA requirement.

Caspary Crawford dance scholarship

CASPARY-CRAWFORD DANCE SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

This scholarship award is selected by MDDTUSA Executive Director, Brenda Caspary-Crawford, and salutes students’ community service accomplishments, academic ideals, and personal values in the face of overcoming adversity. Awarded to graduating U.S. high school seniors.

Eligibility Requirements: Student must compete at our annual U.S. Nationals (on a team or as a soloist), and submit a scholarship application consisting of an essay and letters of recommendation. Award amount to be determined, and there may be multiple recipients. Minimum overall GPA requirement: 3.5

SONGLEADER DANCE SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

The Pom/Song division was one of the original dance categories to be featured at the first MDDTUSA national dance/drill competition held in 1968. In recognition of the historical longevity and modern-day relevance of this competitive dance category, this award is presented to the highest scoring dancer(s) competing in both the Pom/Song solo division AND also a Pom/Song team division (any size).

Eligibility Requirements: Student must compete at U.S. Nationals in both a Pom/Song team division AND as a Pom/Song “Best of USA” soloist. Award amount to be determined, and there may be multiple recipients. No minimum GPA requirement. This scholarship is presented annually during the awards ceremony at U.S. Nationals.

ALL MALE DANCE SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

The All Male dance division originally debuted worldwide at the MDDTUSA national dance/drill competition held in 1991. In recognition of the historical longevity and modern-day relevance of this competitive street dance category, this award is presented to the highest scoring male dancer(s) competing in both a hip hop solo category AND also a male hip hop team division (any size).

Eligibility Requirements: Awarded to boys only! Student must compete at U.S. Nationals in both a Male Hip Hop team division AND as a Hip Hop “Best of USA” soloist. Award amount to be determined, and there may be multiple recipients. No minimum GPA requirement. This scholarship is presented annually during the awards ceremony at U.S. Nationals.

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BEST OF USA SOLO DANCE SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

MDDTUSA has an extensive history of showcasing the best dance soloists in the USA. In recognition of exemplary talent in solo dance divisions, this award is presented to the highest scoring Best of USA grade-level soloists competing at U.S. Nationals.

Eligibility Requirements: Awarded to dancers competing in Best of USA grade-level solo divisions at U.S. Nationals (i.e. jazz, lyrical/contemporary, hip hop, pom/song). Award amount to be determined, and there may be multiple recipients. No minimum GPA requirement. This scholarship is presented annually during the Best of USA solo awards ceremony at U.S. Nationals on Friday evening.

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