Need-Based Scholarships

There  will be a limited number of $200-$500 scholarships available to in-person PTP participants with financial need who demonstrate a high level of commitment, creativity and technical/performance ability.

BDF will award five full scholarships to BIPOC applicants. BIPOC applicants may still be awarded a $200-$500 award if not chosen for a full scholarship.

Maine Scholarship

A limited number of partial-tuition scholarships are available to Maine students with demonstrated financial need and a commitment to dance study. Applicants must be full-time residents of Maine.

Work/Study Scholarship

Two Work/Study positions will be awarded for applicants with experience with general admin/box office experience, and/or those with experience as residential advisors.

Apply for a Scholarship

To apply for a scholarship or work/study you must first complete and submit the Professional Training Program Application. To be considered, both scholarship and work/study applicants must fill out the application form below and include the following items:

  1. The Scholarship Application Form
  2. A one-page narrative detailing financial need, inclusive of income and contextualizing circumstances.
  3. Scholarship Recommendation Form (must be completed and submitted only by your recommender)
  4. Work Reference Form (only if applying for the Work/Study Scholarship. Must be completed and submitted by your recommender)
  5. Resume of related work experience (only if applying for the Work/Study Scholarship)

All scholarship materials, including the Scholarship Recommendation Form and Work Reference Form, must be received by Wednesday,  April 1, 2021 by 11:59pm EST.  Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. All applicants will be notified by April 15 of their admission to the program and any financial award or work/study offer.