Who Can Apply:
- Gayle McKinney-Griffith was a life long dancer, and on the leading edge of integrating the arts. During her incredible career as a pioneering Black Ballerina she overcame many obstacles, and forged a tremendous path forward for herself and others.
- The Gayle McKinney-Griffith Memorial Scholarship recognizes the importance of diverse voices in the field of dance, specifically supporting students of color. By providing financial assistance and guidance, this scholarship aims to empower these individuals to excel in their dance studies, fostering inclusivity and cultural enrichment within the performing arts. This initiative seeks to promote diversity and representation, nurturing a vibrant and equitable dance community.
- Any high school or undergraduate student who is a person of color and pursuing a degree in dance may apply.
Submission: To apply, share what dance means to you and what struggles you have had to overcome as an underrepresented dancer.
Deadline: April 30, 2024