Recent Scholarship Awards

Letters from our scholarship recipients

Scottsdale Ballet Foundation supports scholarships for students throughout the valley, to attend summer professional development intensives around the country and the world. The next scholarship auditions will be held in January, 2017. The scholarships are available to all qualified ballet students from throughout the state. The annual audition of Arizona ballet students from any school in the state between the ages of 13-18, adjudicates for partial or full scholarships - to study locally and internationally. Judges are external non-affiliated professionals, who recommend selected students. Please contact us if you would like more information. For updates check this site in December 2016.


Melendie Pettingill

I would like to sincerely thank you for Khandis' opportunity to audition for Scottsdale Ballet Foundation SI Scholarship. We are very grateful for the generous award she has been given. What a great program and opportunity your foundation has for ballet families during SI season.
Again, thank you very much. It is going to be a huge help for our family. What a great program and opportunity your foundation has for ballet families during SI season, especially for families with two dancing ballerinas like us."
Thank you again!

Sarah Broders

Dear Scottsdale Ballet Foundation,
I was chosen to receive the Scottsdale Ballet Foundation Summer Scholarship this year, and I am writing this letter to express my sincerest thanks to you for providing this scholarship. I was very excited to receive my award and letter.
It is an honor to be recognized for my hard work, and receiving this scholarship motivates me to continue to strive for excellence. I will be attending the Scottsdale School of Ballet Summer Program for all four weeks.

Julia Taravella

Dear Scottsdale Ballet Foundation,
Thank you so much for the extremely generous scholarship that you have awarded me with. I appreciate that you have recognized me with this honor and I am very thankful for your generosity.
I am very excited to be attending the Texas Ballet Theatre Summer Intensive as well as doing two weeks of the Scottsdale School of Ballet intensive. I am looking forward to working hard this summer and continuing to strive towards my goal of becoming a professional dancer. Thank you again for recognizing me and my hard work!