1.      The Nomination and Application Form.  All information on the IHSDTA Official Application Form must be completed fully.  Each applicant is responsible to have his or her nominating coach sign the application and write a letter of recommendation, as well as have one additional recommendation letter.
2.    The Criteria Statement.  You, the student, must write a statement addressing each of the following criteria.  You must also incorporate in your statement, why you deserve this scholarship.

      1. Special Talents
      2. Leadership
      3. Community Involvement
      4. Goals
      5. Dance Involvement

It is important that the applicant realize that the quality of his/her criteria statement is also considered in the judging.  The criteria must be in paragraph form, typewritten, and no longer than two single sided, single spaced pages.

Please mail completed applications, criteria statement, and recommendations together to:

Tamara Betz
85 N 600 W
Valparaiso, IN 46385

Absolutely NO faxed/e-mailed applications will be accepted!  It is IMPERATIVE that the application packages/portions of the application be received no later than January 15.   All components received after this date will be considered cause for disqualification of the nominee.  Please call Tamara Betz at 219-671-4921 if you have any questions.

Note to Directors:  Until we are able to increase the number of applicants, you may submit as many nominations as you’d like.


Since 2003 the IHSDTA has awarded thousands of dollars in scholarships to
outstanding seniors from our membership schools.

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