ADI Future Artists Initiative Scholarship

ADI's Future Artists Initiative (FAI) aims to address the lack of racial diversity in dance - one of the most critical issues facing the field today - by providing flexible scholarships that cover a myriad of needs and offer multi-year support. FAI provides significant support to students who are pursuing pre-professional dance training with awards of up to $5,000 per year to students nominated by pre-professional dance schools. FAI scholarships supplement other scholarship awards to offset costs that would otherwise prevent the student from studying dance (tuition, housing, transportation, clothing, shoes, etc.) and continue throughout the awardee's pre-professional training. During the fall application cycle, a minimum of 8 students will be awarded FAI scholarships. The maximum scholarship award is $5,000 per student. Funds will be distributed to the nominating school to supplement otherwise available scholarships. Provided the student continues pre-professional training, awardees will continue to receive $5,000 per school year throughout their pre-professional training (through age 18). ADI is inviting nominations of up to 10 students each (a maximum of 2 students from each age group: 12-13, 14-15, 16, 17, 18) from over 40 schools across the U.S.Nominated students will be assessed based on the following criteria:-demonstrate exceptional talent-have an excellent work ethic-show promise to excel in the professional dance field-communicate a need for financial assistance to access high-quality dance trainingFor more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

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