Scholarships & Activity Waivers
Scholarships and activity waivers are awarded annually to honor student achievement, talent and commitment to academic studies. Additional scholarship information and requirements can be found on the financial aid and scholarships website.
Dance Activity Waiver
Requirements: Full-time students with minimum GPA of 2.5. Students must apply yearly.
This waiver is intended for students participating in dance area activities and will waive a portion of in-state tuition.
Application Information for 2023-24 dance waivers will be announced soon.
School of Performing Arts Scholarships
Students must complete an application form for all departmental scholarships.
Fern Berglund Scholarship
Requirements: Scholarship awarded annually. No specific criteria.
Fern Berglund was an avid patron of the arts. She loved music, theater, and other performing arts. She spent her life serving others, as well as working as the private secretary to Secretary of State Cordell Hull in Washington D.C.
Sophie Wetherell Reed Memorial Scholarship
Requirements: Full-time student with a GPA of at least 3.0. Outstanding performer in one or more of the areas of performing arts.
Sophie Wetherell Reed was the premier dance teacher in Weber County for many years and taught hundreds of students. She also had a love for drama and music. Her daughter, Sophie Reed Richards, established the scholarship in memory of her mother.
Joseph and Ellen Eccles Scholarship
Requirements: Declared major in visual arts, performing arts, or literature and have a minimum GPA of 2.5
Anya Kenley Scholarship for the Arts
Requirements: Declared major in the department and must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
This award was established by Julie Kenley in remembrance of her daughter, Anya, who was 16 years old when she died of lymphoma. Anya was an accomplished dancer, musician, and writer.
John and Telitha Lindquist Scholarship for Creative/Artistic Endeavors
Requirements: Scholarship available to students who demonstrate talent in arts or humanities at the high school or university levels and exhibit academic ability.
This scholarship is intended to enrich the social, cultural and artistic climate of the university by funding scholarships which support creative and artistic efforts by students.
Lujean Thompson Scholarship
Requirements: Declared major in the performing arts with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
Patti O'Neal Scholarship
Requirements: Declared major in dance or dance education with a minimum GPA of 2.75. Preference may be given to full-time students.
John & Vera Eccles Scholarship
Requirements: Dance student (ballet) with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
Dance Alumni and Friends Scholarship
Requirements: Declared major or minor in dance with a minimum GPA of 2.5.