ICA Scholarship

The Iowa Center for the Arts Scholarship Program in Dance grants scholarships to entering first-year dance majors who demonstrate exceptional talent. Students receive for up to $5,000 for their first year and may reapply for scholarships in the department in subsequent years.

How to Apply:

All Dance BA and BFA applicants, may apply for the scholarship There is no separate scholarship application. On the Dance Supplemental Application, simply reply "yes" to the question "Are you interested in applying for a scholarship from the Department of Dance?" The application will populate with further instructions. All BFA applicants are automatically considered for scholarships. The department does not give scholarships to Dance Minors. 


  • Solo - Applicants must perform a solo in any style that is no longer than two minutes. Solos may be self-choreographed or choreographed by others. You may send a video link on your supplemental application or you may choose to perform the solo live at one of our Hawkeye Dance Days.
  • High school GPA - 3.5 minimum

For information on other scholarships offered at University of Iowa, please visit the Scholarship Portal.