Scholarship Details

2022 scholarship applications are now closed. 

Merit Scholarship

The Festival awards a limited number of full and partial-tuition scholarships to dancers with financial need who demonstrate a high level of commitment, creativity and technical/performance ability. Room and board costs are the responsibility of the student in most cases. Application materials are reviewed by a panel of dance professionals.

Maine Scholarship

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


To apply for a scholarship you must first complete the Festival application form. Scholarship applicants may apply in one category only and must submit:

  1. The scholarship application form
  2. The scholarship recommendation form

All scholarship materials, including the Scholarship Recommendation Form, must be received by Monday, March 28, 2022 by 11:59pm EST.  Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Notification will be emailed by April 11, 2022.