2018 NDEO Professional Development Scholarships

The deadline to apply for a scholarship is Thursday, March 1, 2018

No applications received after March 1 will be considered.    

In 2018, NDEO is offering 3 Professional Development scholarships to deserving applicants. Each scholarship will include one year of complimentary NDEO Professional Membership and the recipient’s choice of either:

  • Registration for the 2018 Annual National NDEO Conference in San Diego, CA- Covers Conference Registration Fee only
  • Twelve weeks of online learning through NDEO’s Online Professional Development Institute (OPDI) - Covers NDEO OPDI tuition only
Thanks to generous donations to the Thom Cobb Memorial Fund, NDEO is proud to offer the Thom Cobb Memorial Scholarship for a second year. 
The Thom Cobb Memorial Scholarship recipient must be a first time conference attendee and a working dance education professional. Preference will be given to current NDEO members. The Thom Cobb Memorial Scholarship recipient will receive:  
  • Registration for the 2018 Annual National NDEO Conference in San Diego, CA and
  • A hotel stay throughout the duration of the conference (up to 4 nights)
Applications will be reviewed blindly by a panel of volunteer adjudicators.
All demographic and financial data will be kept confidential. 
Scholarships will be awarded based on a combination of merit and financial need. 

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Scholarship Usage Guidelines

If selected for an NDEO Professional Development Scholarship, this scholarship may be applied towards registration for the NDEO 2018 National Conference (October 2018), or to an NDEO OPDI course during the Summer 2018, Fall 2018, or Spring 2019 semesters. If I am selected as the Thom Cobb Memorial Scholar, my scholarship may be applied only to the 2018 NDEO National Conference (October 2018). *