If you're worried about paying for college, scholarships and financial aid are available. Students must be declared BFA dance majors to be considered for the following scholarship opportunities.
For merit and talent scholarship consideration, applicants must apply to the university by November 1 and have auditioned on one of the audition dates. (For academic year 2021-2022, Mason School of Dance will will be holding video auditions only for entry into the program.)
Dance Talent Scholarships
Dance Partnership Council fund one to two scholarships each year, awarded to incoming freshmen who demonstrate outstanding talent at an audition. To renew the scholarship each year, recipients must maintain a 3.0 GPA, participate fully in all department performance activities and be a good university citizen. To be considered for an annual Dance Talent Scholarship, apply to the university by November 1 and audition for the upcoming academic year.
Harriet Mattusch Special Recognition Award
A scholarship funded by Dance Council Partnership is awarded by the Dance faculty to a full-time, continuing, undergraduate student who demonstrates consistent hard work and dedication to dance as an art form and who makes positive contributions to School of Dance activities.
University Academic Scholarships
A high percentage of incoming dance majors are awarded university academic scholarships based on their admissions applications. Prospective freshmen should check the appropriate box for "University Scholar" on their applications. The University application deadline for scholarship consideration is November 1.
University Scholars Award
The most competitive and distinguished merit scholarship, this award requires a specific request for consideration. To be considered, you must submit your freshman online Mason application no later than November 1. Within the online application, you will have the option of indicating your interest in one or both programs by checking a box. In addition to checking these boxes, you must submit a supplemental essay as prompted within the application.
Because many scholarships are need based, all dance majors are encouraged to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year. Learn more about financial aid and scholarship opportunities.