Dance Scholarships

Dr. Evelyn Fairbanks Memorial Dance Scholarship

Dr. Evelyn Willis Fairbanks was an arts advocate, author and tree farmer. As the executive director of an arts agency and as a conference facilitator she guided many aspiring artists. In 1991 she retired into consulting, lecturing, and writing. Because of her ground breaking efforts toward the advancement of young minds she received an Honorary Doctorate. Her own children became artists in the fields of dance and literature. One scholarship may be awarded to a third or fourth semester (completed 24 units) dance student who is 21 years of age or older, African-American or Native American with a GPA of 3.0 or higher carrying a minimum of 6 units and who plans to continue in the field of dance.

Irene Weed Smith Dance Scholarship

The Irene Weed Smith Dance Scholarship was established by friends and colleagues of Irene Weed Smith, a dance instructor at City College from 1975 until her death in 1985. She specialized in Ballroom Dance. One scholarship may be awarded each spring to a third or fourth semester (completed 30 units) dance student who is 25 years of age or older and who plans to continue in the field of dance.

Robert Kuykendall Memorial Dance Scholarship

The Robert Kuykendall Memorial Dance Scholarship was established by the Physical Education‑North Department in memory of Robert Kuykendall, who was the dance accompanist for the Physical Education Department for many years. The number of scholarships and amounts vary each semester depending on available funds and quality of the candidates. Awards will go to those second year students (having completed 30 units) who will continue their education in the field of dance.

Laurine Bergin Dance Scholarship

The Laurine Bergin Dance Scholarship is given to a third or fourth semester (over 30 units completed) student planning on continuing in the field of dance. The Laurine Kuhn Bergin Dance Scholarship was established in memory of one of the founding members of the then San Francisco Junior College, now CCSF, during its inaugural year 1935-6. Among the many classes Mrs. Bergin taught were modern, tap, social & folk dance classes. She later served as Department Chair for many years.  This scholarship may be awarded each year to one or more third semester students having an emphasis in folk or ethnic dance forms and who would be able to bring back to the College the enrichment experience from master teachers at the University of Pacific Summer Folk Dance Camp. The award goes towards tuition.

 

Deadline is the last school day of March

Forms found at lobby desk on first floor or on-line: http://www.ccsf.edu/ccsframs (link: Dance)

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