Dance Scholarships

Students who qualify for Dance Talent Scholarships receive awards that range from $1,000 to $6,000 for dance majors and $1,000 to $3,000 for dance minors. Students applying to Pacific as incoming first year or transfer students are eligible for these scholarships. Scholarships are given to students based on merit and who intend to pursue a Dance major or minor and have a strong passion to continue performing throughout all four years at Pacific University.

Consider applying for a scholarship to pursue your art at Pacific!

Audition Dates

Fall 2021 

  • Currently accepting video submissions! Submit your application here

Spring 2022

  • An in-person audition/interview is Friday, February 18 at 3 pm
  • Once you submit your application online, the department will reach
  • Video/interview auditions accepted through February 28 and March 1, 2022
  • Once you submit your video application, the department will contact you to confirm your interview for February 28 or  March 1, 2022.
  • Additional limited in-person auditions dates can be scheduled per request for the month of January and the first two weeks of February.

How to Apply

The Talent Scholarships in Dance are intended to help support distinguished dance students who plan to pursue a Dance Major or Dance Minor.  Scholarships range from $1,000 to $6,000 for Dance Majors and $1,000 to $3,000 for Dance Minors and are renewable for up to 4 years while completing a dance major/minor and yearly participation in Pacific Dance Ensemble performing company.

In order to apply for the talent scholarship application, you must be accepted through Admissions prior to submitting an application.

Application Process

  1. Send an email to with a message of your intent to apply.
  2. Submit the application package electronically here at least two weeks before your in-person audition.
  3. Once you submit your application, the department will contact you to schedule an interview via Zoom.  
  4. Applicants will be notified of their award by the Office of Financial Aid.

Application Package

One Letter of Recommendation 

Submit one Letter of Recommendation from a dance instructor/mentor via the application


Complete a Dance Resume (pdf files only)

Your resume should include the following information: 

  • Name, address, email, phone number:
  • Current GPA
  • Intent to complete a Dance major or Dance minor
  • Training at Dance School(s), area(s) of training, years of training in each area.
  • Performance experience.
    • Title of work, choreographer, description of work, location of performance
  • The resume should be saved as Firstname.Lastname.Resume.pdf
    • Example – Loie.Fuller.Resume.pdf

Submit Photos

  • Attach separate photo files from Resume (jpeg or pdf only)
    • 8 x 10 black and white headshot photo (jpeg or pdf only) AND
Choose either below:
  • 8 x 10 black and white photo of a side view in 1st arabesque (jpeg or pdf only)
  • OR 8 x 10 a full-­‐bodied contemporary dance image of yourself that clearly showcases the lines of the body (jpeg or pdf only)

Video Audition 

  1. As part of the application process, please record a 2-minute solo (see attire requirements below).

  2. Introduce yourself and express why you would like to attend Pacific University’s Dance Program.

  3. Please list the link to your 2-minute solo on Youtube, Vimeo, Google Drive on your Resume, and include the link as part of the application package. It can be in any dance form that represents your talent. Attire for your solo can be fit the dance style.
  4. The deadline for a Video Submission is February 28, 2022.
  5. Interviews for video auditions will be held via Zoom on February 28, 2022, 4 -5:30 and March 1, 2022, 4-6 pm

Dance Attire for Audition

Women: close-fitting dance attire appropriate for the presentation of your solo. No ballet skirts or leg warmers.

Men: close-fitting dance clothes, dance belt, fitted t-shirt appropriate for your solo.

Hair: should be neat and out of the face.

Shoe: Shoes should be appropriate for your solo and genre of dance.

Please contact with questions regarding dance attire and any questions regarding the application process.

Once you have submitted your application, you will be notified to schedule an interview via Zoom. 

Requirements for scholarship awardees:

Students who receive a dance talent scholarship are expected to pursue a dance major or minor and participate in Pacific Dance Ensemble yearly.

Jennifer Camp | Director of Dance
Pacific University
2043 College Way, UC Box A131
Forest Grove, OR 97116