2019 NDEO Professional Development Scholarships

The deadline to apply for a scholarship is Thursday, March 7, 2019

No applications received after March 7 will be considered.    

In 2019, NDEO is offering 9 Professional Development scholarships to deserving applicants.

Six (6) Professional Development Scholarships (Registration for National Conference or 12 weeks of OPDI)
Two (2) Special Topics Conference Scholarships (one Registration for Jazz, one Registration for Somatics)
One (1) Thom Cobb Memorial Scholarship (National Conference Registration + Lodging)

Each scholarship will include 1 (one) year of complimentary NDEO Professional Membership.

Thanks to generous donations to the Thom Cobb Memorial Fund, NDEO is proud to offer the Thom Cobb Memorial Scholarship for a third 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.
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, the notification will identify which professional development opportunity you have been awarded - registration for the NDEO 2019 National Conference (October 24th - October 26th 2019), registration for the NDEO 2019 Somatics Special Topic Conference, registration for the NDEO 2019 Jazz Dance Special Topic Conference, or for 12 weeks of NDEO OPDI coursework to be used during the Summer 2019, Fall 2019, or Spring 2020 semesters. If I am selected as the Thom Cobb Memorial Scholar, my scholarship may be applied only to the 2019 NDEO National Conference (October 24th - October 26th 2019). *