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2021 Professional Development Scholarships
Application is now open!

NDEO is pleased to offer Professional Development Scholarships to recognize excellence in the field of dance education and help educators achieve their career goals through professional development.

Deadline to Submit an Application is Monday, March 1, 2021
Thanks to the generosity of our donors, NDEO is pleased to offer FOURTEEN (14) scholarships in 2021!
Each recipient will receive a $600 credit in their NDEO account to be used towards NDEO Professional Development opportunities of their choosing as well as a complimentary 1-year membership with NDEO. This will allow for recipients to “mix and match” their Professional Development as opposed to past opportunities where recipients had to choose between a semester of OPDI courses or attending the National Conference.
Eligibility Requirements

Dance educators working in K-12 schools, private studios of dance, higher education, performing arts organizations, and other settings are encouraged to apply for a scholarship. Both current NDEO Members and Non-Members may apply.
Applicants should demonstrate their interest in and need for continuing education, their plans for applying what they learn, and why financial assistance is necessary for their continued education. Full application details are outlined below.

Scholarship Criteria and Guidelines
NDEO is committed to assisting teachers in their professional development and career goals by offering scholarships for applicants who display financial need. Applicants will be evaluated on the following criteria:
  • Evidence of financial obstacles that are impacting one’s ability to pursue professional development
  • Evidence of how the scholarship will help one reach their personal and professional goals
  • Evidence of how that scholarship will be used to impact one’s students, work environment, and/or the field of dance education

Applicants should complete the application by 3/1/2021. Applicants name should be submitted as they wish is to appear on all NDEO printed materials, including the actual award. All materials should be submitted via the online form linked below.
* This year we are again using online software called SmarterSelect to receive and review applications. To submit your application you will first need to create an account with SmarterSelect. This account will not be linked to your NDEO Member Account. You will need to create a separate log in and password for this SmarterSelect account. 
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