ST. OLAF DANCE SCHOLARSHIPS
St. Olaf dance scholarships are merit-based scholarships that are awarded to students with exceptional dance talent. Students also may qualify for additional need-based aid, in which case the dance scholarship becomes part of the student's financial aid package.
Awards of $4,000 - $8,000 per year are open to dance majors and non-dance majors. These are renewable scholarships that require continued participation in one of the dance companies and recommendation of the dance faculty. It is potentially a $32,000 4-year scholarship.
Dance scholarship applications are accepted beginning late-October, 2012 with a deadline of January 15, 2013. A student applying for the scholarship must also have submitted a Common Application and St. Olaf Supplement to the Common Application to the Admissions office by January 15, 2013.
APPLICATION PROCEDURES FOR STUDENTS APPLYING TO ST OLAF TO ENTER FALL OF 2013
~APPLICATION PROCESS IS CLOSED~
A complete application includes:
- Submission of online application
- Dance résumé
- One letter of recommendation from your dance teacher.
Following the January 15 deadline, selected applicants will be invited to the Fine Arts Scholarship Weekend for a live audition either March 1 or 2, 2013. If an invited applicant absolutely cannot attend, he/she needs to submit a DVD or upload a video audition that must be received in our office by February 15, 2013. DVDs can be mailed to: St. Olaf Dance Department, 1520 St. Olaf Ave, Northfield, MN 55057. Information about the March 1-2 Fine Arts Scholars Weekend will be sent to invited applicants late January, 2013.
A note about your dance résumé:
Your dance résumé should include the following information
- Description of your private study for the past three years. Include teachers' names and dates of study
- Outline of performance experiences in the past four years. Include school, church, community and regional performances
- List of honors or awards
- Other information that you feel is helpful or relevant to your application
A note about auditions:
Applicants invited for the audition do not need to prepare any material. You will be taking a movement class where you will be asked to demonstrate good, clear alignment and your ability to learn new material and perform it in small groups. You may also be asked to improvise with other students. Please come dressed in dance clothes (so we can see you move), and you will be dancing in bare feet. There will be a space available for warm-up before the audition.
Mid-November 2012 - January 15, 2013
Scholarship applications accepted.
January 15, 2013
Your completed St. Olaf College Application for Admission must be on file in the Admissions Office. Your completed Dance Scholarship Application must be received.
Late January, 2013
Invitations to the March 1-2 Fine Arts Scholarship Weekend will be sent to invited applicants.
March 1 and 2, 2013 Fine Arts Scholarship Weekend
Invited applicants will attend an on-campus audition/interview during one of these two days. If unable to attend, upload or send video by February 15, 2013.
Dance Scholarship decisions are mailed
May 1, 2013
National Candidate Reply Date (date by which all students must respond to offers of college admission and to scholarship awards.)
Academic Administrative Assistant
1520 St. Olaf Ave.
Northfield, MN 55057