The Dance Program Student Development Award money is granted to dance students to fund opportunities that will further their work and career goals. The award is administered by the MSU Denver Dance Program and is funded by generous donations to that program.
Award amounts differ each year and are dependent on the previous year’s donations. Awards are granted on an on-going basis until the funding maximum is reached for the current year.
Award applications are reviewed by a panel consisting of Dance Program faculty. Each applicant is reviewed on the basis of its own merits and against others in the application pool. Only complete applications will be accepted. Applicants must also meet eligibility requirements.
The applicants will be reviewed based on the following criteria:
Grants will be given on a first come, first served basis. Grants should be emailed to Nicole Predki at [email protected].
Applications must include the following:
*Please include a proposal for how the applicant plans to share the opportunity with the greater MSU Denver Dance Community
Applicants will receive an award notification via email approximately 4 weeks after submission. Award recipients must sign and return an acceptance agreement included in the award notification. Distribution of funds will be made only when receipts for all expenses covered in the grant and a final report are received.
You must save all receipts to be reimbursed. Funding will likely occur after the start date of the opportunity thus applicants should be prepared to incur initial expenses.
Upon completion of the project, applicants must submit a final report via email within 30 days of the completion of an opportunity. The final report must include a record of expenses, a description of how the applicant shared the experience with the greater MSU Denver Dance Community, and a short statement highlighting how the opportunity benefited the student.
In accepting an award, you are agreeing to present yourself in a professional manner as a representative of yourself and MSU Denver in public contexts. If we are made aware of unprofessional behavior, we reserve the right to revoke money granted.
The Dance Program reserves the right to describe or reproduce material related to any awards for publication or public relations purposes.