Dance Scholarships Due - December 20, 2019
Academic Scholarships Due - January 17, 2020

Dance Scholarship Audition - January 20, 2020 at Reynolds High School

High school dance team seniors are invited to apply for the DDCA dance and academic scholarships. These scholarships can be used for both dance and academic pursuits. The number and dollar amount of the scholarships are determined by the DDCA Board of Directors. Recipients will be announced at the OSAA State Championships. The scholarships will be paid directly to the institute after the student has been accepted and enrolled.

To be considered for a scholarship, dancers must submit applications to the DDCA based on the guidelines and criteria below. The DDCA Scholarship Committee receives numerous applications to review every year, so it is very important that dancers, coaches, and teachers carefully follow all of the directions on the application.

General DDCA Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

  • Candidates must have senior academic standing and be on track to graduate by June. 

  • Candidates must be a member of an Oregon high school dance team at the time of the OSAA State Championships.​

  • Team members may apply if all coaches affiliated with their team are members of the DDCA. That team must be an active member of the DDCA and participate in at least two sanctioned competitions during the year or compete at the OSAA State Championships.

The dance and academic scholarship recipients are announced at the OSAA State Championships in March. Each recipient is invited to the floor and presented with an engraved scholarship plaque.  The actual scholarships are awarded and paid directly to the institution of choice, after the recipient has been accepted and enrolled. Scholarships can be used for dance or academic pursuits – specific guidelines apply to the use of dance scholarship monies at dance studios (contact the DDCA Board for details). Scholarship recipients must request the award in writing to the DDCA Treasurer prior to January 15th of the following academic year.  Scholarship monies are designed to be distributed by January 31. Any uncollected scholarship monies will be returned to the scholarship pool.​

Giving Back – Volunteer at the Oregon Junior Dance Team Championships (OJDTC)

In an effort to support our DDCA scholarship fund we would like to ask that the recipients of the DDCA scholarship program volunteer to work at the OJDTC held in early April. The OJDTC directly funds our scholarship program and have made it possible for the DDCA to award several additional scholarships each year. Information regarding this event will be sent to each recipient. For more information, please visit the Oregon Junior Dance Team Championships Event Page.

If you have questions regarding the DDCA Scholarship program, please email the DDCA Scholarship Director



Due December 20, 2019

Dance Scholarship Requirements

  • Candidates must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.​

  • A medical release form must be submitted at the time of auditions. The medical release form will be sent to the coaches and applicants after the DDCA Scholarship Committee has received the application. ​

  • An adult school representative or parent must accompany the applicant to the dance audition.​

  • Applicants will be evaluated on two recommendations, seventh semester transcripts or equivalent, and a dance audition.

Dance Scholarship Auditions

In addition to submitting an application, dancers applying for a DDCA dance scholarship must also participate in a classroom dance audition. The dance scholarship auditions are held in January, usually during the Martin Luther King, Jr holiday weekend. At the dance auditions, dancers will be taught and judged by expert dance instructors in the areas of ballet, jazz, and contemporary.

The 2019 dance scholarship auditions will be held on Monday, January 20, 2020 at Reynolds High School. Applications are due and must be postmarked by December 20, 2019. For more details about the event and venue, please visit the DDCA calendar.

If you have any questions, please contact the DDCA Board



Due January 17, 2020

  • Candidates must have a GPA of 3.9 or higher, weighted GPAs will be considered.​

  • Applicants will be evaluated by a non-affiliated panel utilizing an academic scholarship scoring worksheet over the following submitted documents: three recommendations, seventh semester transcripts or equivalent, an essay, academics, extra-curricular activities, leadership/honors, and the intent to be enrolled in a college/university in the following fall.

If you have any questions, please contact the DDCA Board.


P.O .Box 821, Gresham, OR 97030

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