Gregory Hines Youth Scholarship Fund

Tap City Youth Scholarship Application


ATDF established the Gregory Hines Youth Scholarship Fund for serious tap students up to age19 who are in need of financial assistance to pursue their tap dance education in ATDF Programs.  Gregory Hines Youth Scholarships are awarded to students based on financial need and merit.  The majority of the awards are partial scholarships, covering between 25% to 75% of the tuition.  A small number of full scholarships are awarded. The scholarship covers tuition only and does not cover the registration fee or other expenses related to taking classes.

 

INSTRUCTIONS:  Please complete the 8 steps below and send the completed materials.   We must receive all the information in one packet. Please do not send information in separately.

 

Send by mail or fax:

The American Tap Dance Foundation
Tap City Scholarship Application

154 Christopher Street #2B
New York, NY 10014

646-230-9564 phone

646-230-7777 fax

  Scholarship Application check list:

 

o  $35 Registration fee

o  Completed Scholarship Application

o  Letter of Recommendation from current dance instructor

 

1) I am applying for the following program:

 

    _____Youth Program (ages 9 – 14)   _____Pre-Professional Program (ages 14-19)     _____Adult Program (ages 15 – 19) 

 

2) REGISTRATION FEE $35 

 

3) PERSONAL INFORMATION:

 

Student Name: _______________________________________________________                                     ___________

Date of birth:                                                                            __                                            Age:   ___                __________                

Preferred Phone:                                                                           __                                     Cell                Work                 Home            

 

Parent or Guardian’s name:                                                                                                   __                           ______________      

 

Parent E-mail:    ________________________________________________                                                           ________

Please print clearly.  Applicants will be notified by email of scholarship award.

 

4) STUDENT PERSONAL STATEMENT:  Student should complete this.  Describe how you will benefit from this scholarship and

how it will further your tap education. You could include your passion for tap, career goals, and/or your dreams, etc.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

 (If you need additional space use the back of this sheet)

 

5) PARENT/GUARDIAN STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL NEED:  Parent or guardian should complete this section.  Include information about your family’s need for tuition assistance.  This information will help us determine the amount of the scholarship award.  If applicable, include information about other forms of financial assistance your child and your family receive (free school lunches, private school scholarship, tuition assistance for after school programs, etc.)

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

 

 (IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY ALREADY A STUDENT IN THE ATDF YEAR-ROUND PROGRAM OR TCYE, SKIP SECTIONS 6 – 8.)

 

6) DANCE TRAINING:

Current tap teacher name, studio name and address:  

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

List your tap and other dance training

                   Include styles of dance studied:                    Date/years of study                 Teacher/studio name:

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

 

7) DESCRIPTION OF OTHER PARTICIPATION IN TAP DANCE:  Please include information about tap experience outside of class including performance experience, recitals, competitions, workshops, camps, etc.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

 

8) LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION: 

Include a letter from your tap dance teacher or tap dance mentor describing your skills and how you may benefit from this scholarship. Letter should include: teacher's/mentor's name, address, phone number and e-mail address.