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    Joan Myers Brown Equity Scholarship

    Offered by Francisco Gella Dance Works

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Apr 22, 2024
    Multiple awards worth


    Grade level

    High School & College Students

    Application deadline:


    Scholarship Overview

    Are you a prospective college student who’s an intermediate or advanced dancer? If so, you may be interested in applying for the Joan Myers Brown Equity Scholarship! The scholarship is open to college-bound, intermediate and advanced dancers between 7 and 22 years of age. It is offered by the Francisco Gella Dance Works with the intention to teach young dancers and support them on their dance journey, and was created in honor of Joan Myers Brown. Joan was a famed entrepreneur, artist, and visionary, who believed that every motivated student can succeed when given the right opportunities. Thus, the scholarship allows young and passionate applicants to earn awards in varying amounts (up to 100% of their tuition) to help them fulfill their dance and educational dreams. If you are a dancer looking for a way to fund your dancing education, we encourage you to apply!

    Eligibility information

    The scholarship is open to dancers between 7 and 22 years old with at least two years of consistent technical training and takes a minimum of three hours of ballet per week. Applicants must also meet the below eligibility requirements.

    Grade Level

    High School & College Students



    Academic Interest

    Visual & Performing Arts, Dance

    Other Category


    Application information

    To apply for this scholarship, students must submit an online application, a letter of financial need written by a parent or guardian, a headshot, and the below application materials.



    Letter of Recommendation

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    Scholarship FAQ

    When will the winner of this scholarship be announced?

    The Joan Myers Brown Equity Scholarship winner will be announced: biannual.

    Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Francisco Gella Dance Works 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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