Dance Scholarships

All scholarship applicants, including new and returning students, must apply for Dance scholarships through NinerScholars, UNC Charlotte's scholarship portal. All students must submit application materials, including an essay and resume. In addition, incoming students (both freshmen and transfers) will interview in person or virtually. Interviews will take place in the spring. 

Scholarship students are active in our department and often act as ambassadors for campus events. Students are welcome and encouraged to reapply each year, as long as they meet the proper criteria. 

Apply to all scholarships via the NinerScholars Portal

Incoming Freshman/Transfer Dance Scholarship (Clara H. Stone Scholarship) 
Application Deadline Date: New Freshman: Due by 2/15/2023. New Transfer: Due by 7/30/2023

Applicant must demonstrate financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid and be a new freshman or new transfer student.


Clara McKay and Charles H. Stone Scholarship in Dance
Application Deadline Date: New Freshman: Due by 2/15/2023. New Transfer: Due by 7/30/2023

Applicant does not have to demonstrate financial need to apply​ and must be a new freshman or new transfer student.


One-Time Student Achievement Dance Scholarship (Belk Scholarship)
Application Deadline Date: April 1

Student must be pursuing a BA in Dance and must be a sophomore, junior, or senior.


Department of Dance Scholarships
Application Deadline: April 1

Any dance major, new or continuing, may apply for the Dance Scholarship. These are one-time awards. Students may reapply each year.



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"These scholarships are opportunities for me to give more time and energy to improving the school and the greater Charlotte community since I do not have to work as much due to receiving them. I hope to further my love of learning, helping others, and leading my colleagues to do the same during my time at UNC Charlotte."

Allie Schultz
Dance scholarship student

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Support scholarships

Donor support provides invaluable scholarship opportunities to our students. Learn how you can support dance scholarships, here, or email Director of Developmen, Leslie Antoniel.

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scholarship questions?

Please contact the Associate Professor of Dance Tamara Williams, to arrange an appointment time and any questions about departmental scholarships.