Students selected to audition will be among the most outstanding high school dancers in the country. The National High School Dance Festival invites you to be a part of this process by awarding a scholarship to one or more of these deserving students.

In past Festivals, scholarships have been offered by some of the most prestigious colleges, universities, professional studio schools, and summer dance programs in the country. In 2018, we hope to increase the generous amount of monies offered.

We hope your school or program can take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to view so many young and talented dancers at such an important Festival. Awarding a scholarship allows you to play a pivotal role in the futures of these young men and women. We thank you for this consideration.

Please submit your scholarship information along with your Recruiter Registration. For more information regarding the audition process, please see Scholarships.


An electronic booklet of all student application forms will be prepared for all scholarship donors only. The booklet will give scholarship donors access to all student names and other essential contact information. (A parent or guardian signature is mandatory for each student’s data release.) 

Each registered recruiter per institution donating a scholarship will receive an electronic booklet. If you wish to have a hard copy, it will be your responsibility to print any pages prior to arrival at the Festival.


Any institution awarding a scholarship should send a representative to choose the recipient(s). Please note that your representative will be viewing each of the audition classes. If you are unable to send a representative (and we strongly encourage you to do so), we ask that you assign a colleague attending the Festival to act in your stead. The scholarship will be awarded at the closing ceremonies by the Scholarship Committee or, if you prefer, by your representative. Closing ceremonies will be held on Sun., March 4, 2018, at approximately 11:30 a.m.