2014 Professional Training Program
The Festival awards a limited number of full and partial-tuition scholarships to dancers with financial need who demonstrate a high level of commitment, creativity and technical/performance ability. Room and board costs are the responsibility of the student in most cases. Application materials are reviewed by a panel of dance professionals.
A limited number of partial-tuition scholarships are available to Maine students with demonstrated financial need and a commitment to serious dance study. Applicants must be full-time residents of Maine.
A range of work/study scholarships that cover partial to full tuition are available to qualified students. Awards are made on the basis of demonstrated financial need and relevant skills and work references. Applicants with documented experience in technical production, video, box office, ushering, administration, transcription, sales and resident supervision will assist with the day-to-day operation of the Festival. All work/study students are required to live on campus, may be asked to take fewer than four classes, and to arrive early for set up.
To apply for a scholarship you must first complete the online Festival application form. Scholarship applicants may apply in one category only and must submit:
- the scholarship application form
- resume of related work experience (if applying for work study)
- scholarship recommendation form (submitted via email directly from your recommender)
- work reference form (if applying for work study, submitted via email directly from your recommender)
- a copy of the first page only of your (or your parents' if you are claimed as a dependent) most recently filed 1040 federal tax return.
All scholarship materials, including the Scholarship Recommendation Form and Work Reference Form, must be received by Monday, March 24. Do NOT rely on overnight mail. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Notification will be emailed by April 11.