All UNC Charlotte scholarships are applied for and awarded through the NEW NinerScholars Portal. The Portal allows you to apply for the UNC Charlotte scholarship for which you are eligible with one application. The Portal builds a scholarship profile specific to your academic history and current student status. Based on your profile, you are matched with scholarships and provided with step-by-step application instructions.

Incoming Freshman/Transfer Dance Scholarship (Clara H. Stone Scholarship) 

Applications are due February 15, 2020.

We are very excited about recruiting talented students who would like to pursue a major in Dance at UNC Charlotte, located in one of the most culturally rich cities in the Southeast. Our department offers up to three individual scholarships of $4,000 distributed over four years for incoming freshmen. These awards consider financial need and potential to excel in the areas of dance.  This scholarship requires a telephone or Skype interview that will follow the scholarship application. 


One-Time Student Achievement Dance Scholarship (Belk Scholarship)

Applications for these awards to existing students are due February 15, 2020

The Department of Dance offers scholarships to CONTINUING DANCE/DANCE EDUCATION MAJORS who have demonstrated consistent contributions to the Department and have made significant progress in dance and related studies. This may include but is not limited to your work in courses, assignments, community work (including teaching in studios and/or community programs) and participation in relevant student organizations. These are one-time awards. Students may reapply each year.


Scholarship students contribute to the Department of Dance
Scholarship recipients are required to:

  • Audition for both Fall and Spring dance department student concerts except when enrolled in Student Teaching;
  • Usher a minimum of 4 performances per academic year;
  • Act as ambassadors or assistants in dance related events such as open house; guest artist residencies; student performances; educational dance concerts; faculty concerts; dance faculty searches; UNC Charlotte EXPLORE and;
  • Organize a student mentoring session for all majors and minors in collaboration with other award recipients.

Supporting Scholarships in the Department of Dance
Donor support provides invaluable scholarship opportunities to our dance students. To support scholarships in the Department of Dance, please contact:

Lakisha Rios, Office Manager