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Defying Gravity

$1,000 | Open Feb.15- Apr. 15

For African-American and Latino high school seniors that will major in Dance or will dance on an HBCU dance line for the 2024-2025 school year.

Who is eligible?

  • Dancers who identify as Black/ African-American or of Latin descent

  • Currently enrolled as a high school senior

  • 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale

  • Currently dancing in a high school program or community dance team

  • Intends to major in Dance, minor in Dance OR is selected to dance on a 2024-2025 HBCU dance line​​

What are the requirements?

  • A completed online application, which includes:

    • Official high school transcript ​

    • Introduction Video ( no longer than 2 min)

    • Dance solo (no longer more than 1 min 30 sec)

  • Two Recommendation Letters:

    • One from your current dance teacher or coach​

    • One from a teacher or community leader

  • A copy of your university/college acceptance letter

Download the 2023 Defying Gravity Scholarship Packet & Apply
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