Dance Scholarships



To apply for scholarships in the Department of Dance, please submit the following:

  1. Resume of dance experience
  2. One page statement addressing:
  • Your academic goals and academic history within the department
  • Your post-graduate aspirations
  • Your merit for a specified scholarship (i.e. financial need, academic history, contribution to the department)
  1. Copy of Academic History (must include current grade point average)

Drop your completed scholarship packet off in the Theatre & Dance Office (PA 395)

OR mail submissions to:

Western Washington University
Dance Program Scholarship Committee
516 High Street, MS 9108
Bellingham, WA 98225

Scholarship awards may affect your financial aid.

Available Scholarships

Monica Gutchow Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Monica Gutchow, a former WWU Dance faculty member. Two to three scholarships will be awarded to upper-division Dance students who have demonstrated exceptional merit, good academic standing, financial need and an interest in teaching dance at the college level. Scholarship amount: up to $8000, in increments of at least $1000. (Amount depends on number of qualified applicants and endowment balance).

Award amount: $1000.00

Summer Scholarships

These scholarships are intended to assist Dance majors with summer tuition costs.  Applicants must be registered for 3 credits in DNC 221, DNC 321, or DNC 421 for summer quarter, demonstrate exceptional merit, good academic standing and financial need. Scholarship amount: Several scholarships at $500 apiece.

Award amount: $500.00