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Cydni Lawson Morris Memorial Scholarship

Offered by Brown Girls Do Ballet

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Feb 19, 2024
Multiple awards worth

$500

Grade level

High School Seniors & College Students

Application deadline:

May 31, 2024

Scholarship Overview

Are you a current or incoming first-generation college student who resides in the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas? Further, do you have a passion for the arts? If so, you may be eligible for the Cydni Lawson Morris Memorial Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship awards $500 to multiple high school seniors and current undergraduates from Dallas-Fort Worth who are part of the first generation of their family to attend college. While priority will be given to those who are racial/ethnic minorities and to those who demonstrate financial need, neither is required to apply. If you meet these eligibility criteria and love the arts, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.

About Brown Girls Do Ballet

Brown Girls Do Ballet® is a division of Brown Girls Do.® , Inc, a registered 501(c)3. Their purpose is to promote diversity in the arts by providing annual scholarships, a mentor network, and community programs to empower young girls. The mission of Brown Girls Do Ballet® is to help increase the participation of underrepresented populations in ballet programs through organizing and arranging ballet performances and photo exhibitions and providing resources and scholarships to assist young girls in their ballet development and training.

Eligibility information

This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

Grade Level

High School Seniors & College Students

Academic Interest

Visual & Performing Arts

Other Category

First-Generation Student

State

Texas

City

Dallas, Fort Worth

Application information

In addition to the below application materials, interested students must submit proof of their annual household income.

Essay

Academic transcript

Resume or CV

Letter of Recommendation

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Scholarship FAQ

When will the winner of this scholarship be announced?

The Cydni Lawson Morris Memorial Scholarship winner will be announced: June 30, 2024.

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Brown Girls Do Ballet at [email protected].

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).

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