Scholarships

There are a number of awards and scholarships specifically for dancers.

Anna R. Toman Dance Award

Purpose: To recognize an undergraduate student (member of Orchesis I) who has contributed significantly during the year to the dance program at Iowa State.

Qualifications:

  • Must have a formal affiliation with Iowa State University.
  • Must be a member in good standing of Orchesis I.

Procedure: Persons are nominated by the members of Orchesis I with the final recipient selected by the Dance faculty -- no application required.

Award: $100 and token award.

Betty Toman Outstanding Contributions to Dance and Affiliated Arts Award

Purpose: To recognize a dance student who has been involved in numerous dance organizations and who accepts/completes tasks beyond expectations to further dance on campus and in the community.

Qualifications:

  • Depth of involvement in dance classes. Membership in Orchesis I and II, Iowa State Dance Tour Company, Stars Over VEISHEA, as a choreographer or in support activities such as lighting, costuming, or marketing.
  • Effectiveness in involvement in dance and related activities.
  • Length of involvement in dance groups and activities.

Procedure: Nominations will be gathered from the various dance groups and forwarded to the dance faculty for final selection.

Award: Token award.

Charlotte Wilkinson Memorial Award

Purpose: To honor the memory of Charlotte Wilkinson, a past member of Orchesis II. Given to the member who has contributed the most in leadership, choreography and performance.

Qualifications:

  • Must be affiliated with Iowa State University.
  • Must be a member of Orchesis II and in good standing.

Procedure: Nominations will be solicited from the membership and voted upon by the membership -- no application required.

Award: Token award.

Evelyn Jensen Achievement in Outreach Award

Purpose: To recognize a member of the Iowa State Dance who demonstrates the ability to transmit dance knowledge and skill to a variety of people through performance and teaching.

Qualifications:

  • Contributing member of the ISU Dance program.

Procedure: Nominations will be submitted by the ISU Dance students and forwarded to the dance faculty for final selection.

Award: Token award.

ISU Dance Performing Arts Scholarship

Purpose: To recognize a student in the Performing Arts major (dance emphasis) who has contributed to the ISU Dance program.

Qualifications:

  • Must be at least sophomore classification and a major in Performing Arts with a dance emphasis.
  • Must be a contributing member to the ISU Dance program for at least one year.

Procedure: A student may self-nominate by submitting his/her name to the Dance faculty or Dance faculty may nominate a student. Recipient is then chosen by the Dance faculty. Award is given at the annual spring awards banquet.

Award: $500 each semester and token award.

TAP Iowa State

Purpose: To recognize a student who has contributed to the success of TAP Iowa State student organization.

Qualifications:

  • Member in good standing of TAP Iowa State.

Procedure: A student may self-nominate by submitting his/her name to the Dance faculty or Dance faculty may nominate a student. Recipient is then chosen by the Dance faculty. Award is given at the annual spring awards banquet.

Award: Token award.

Seniors of Service

Purpose: To recognize graduating seniors who have demonstrated consistent leadership in the Dance program and have never been acknowledged.

Qualifications:

  • Contributing senior in the ISU Dance program.