Scholarships

The following scholarships are available in the dance department

The Dance Program Freshman Scholarship Fund provides a minimal amount of scholarship for incoming, instate freshman majoring in dance. This scholarship requires an audition, usually held during High School Dance Day in the fall.

The James and Anne de Castro Dance Scholarship Fund is designed to provide scholarships to current undergraduate students in dance based on talent in performance and/or choreography, professionalism, enthusiasm, and dedication to the department. The award amount is typically $1,000.

The Charlotte York Irey Fund was created by the dance faculty in 1992, in honor of Charlotte York Irey, who created the dance program and was its Director until her retirement in 1988. The Irey Scholarship is chosen by faculty and awarded to graduate students who are talented in performance, choreography and teaching, and who have shown dedication to the dance program and the arts.

Noel and Terry Hefty of the Messing Family Charitable Foundation is designed to support recruitment and retention, this prestigious scholarship is awarded to a talented incoming freshman. This award is given in the amount of $3,000 - $5,000 a year for four years, as long as the student remains a dance major at CU. This scholarship is based on merit and decided by the faculty at the BFA auditions or during the first week of class placements in the fall. A new Scholarship designee will be selected every four years.

The Katherine J. Lamont Scholarship was established to benefit full time students in the humanities and is chosen by faculty on a biannual basis.

The Gail Pokoik Scholarship award recipient is chosen by faculty and awarded to graduate students based on talent in performance, choreography, professionalism, enthusiasm and dedication to the dance program and the arts.

The Jamie Kellam Redmond Scholarship is awarded annually to a student majoring in dance, in honor of Jamie Kellam Redmond who was the first dance major at CU. The Redmond award recipient is chosen by faculty based on talent in performance, choreography, professionalism, enthusiasm, and dedication to the dance program and the arts. The award amount is typically $2,500 – $3,500.

Talent & Creativity Scholarships are awarded to undergraduate majors in both theatre and dance on an annual basis by application. The dance department awards this scholarship to multiple students based on the amount of service and evidence of involvement in the dance program. Award amounts vary but typically range between $250 – $1,500.

Graduate Research in Dance (GRID) Fund provides support for graduate students who are pursuing master of fine arts degrees in dance. The Fund will provide flexible resources for advancing strategic initiatives to support creative and scholarly research. Support from the Fund may include, but is not limited to, graduate student research, project-related expenses, professional development and/or scholarship support.

The following scholarships are available in the theatre department:

Juliana and Sean Crouch Theatre Scholarship provides an annual scholarship award for an in-state undergraduate student studying Theatre with a preference toward financial need in the Theatre & Dance Department at the University of Colorado Boulder.

David A. Busse Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to attract talented people in the area of costume design and construction to both the Department of Theater and Dance and the Colorado Shakespeare Festival. Recipients shall be selected primarily on the basis of scholarship and merit. Consideration of need will be given when selecting among the qualified candidates. The scholarship will be awarded to an eligible student on an annual basis, provided that the recipient has a declared major in theater at the time the scholarship is awarded and expended. The recipient must have completed 29 hours of course work in the College of Arts and Sciences. The recipient takes no fewer than twelve credit hours during the semester in which the scholarship is awarded and expended. Students receiving the scholarship as a sophomore or junior may apply for a renewal their third and/or fourth year. Second and third year awards shall also be predicated on the same condition as the first year award.

Mable Gaiser Borgmann Memorial Scholarship Fund benefits Theatre Students enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences. The recipient shall be an outstanding drama student and/or an outstanding actor or actress.

Riddle Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Theatre provides an annual prize to be awarded to an outstanding student actor in a theatre production at the University of Colorado Boulder. Recipients are chosen solely on the basis of performance. Recipient must be currently enrolled at the University of Colorado Boulder and may be an undergraduate or graduate student, full or part-time. The recipient may be enrolled in any school at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Talent & Creativity Scholarships are awarded to undergraduate majors in both theatre and dance on an annual basis by application. The dance department awards this scholarship to multiple students based on the amount of service and evidence of involvement in the dance program. Award amounts vary but typically range between $250 – $1,500.

Patricia Elliott Endowed Scholarship Fund for Theatre provides scholarship support to graduate and doctoral students studying Theatre in the CU Boulder Department of Theatre & Dance.

Theatre Graduate Student Scholarship Fund provides graduate student scholarships for theatre majors at CU Boulder.

Richard Knaub Memorial Fund is awarded to the best essay by a theater graduate student.