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Dance Scholarships

The International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD) Scholarships are awarded to those who demonstrate ability, artistry and passion. Scholarships are for summer intensive training and professional dance training, education, and/or study. There are two scholarships that are available to members:

Joan Myers Brown                Sherrill Berryman Johnson
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Joan Myers Brown Artist Development Fund ($1,000)

Dr. Sherrill Berryman Johnson Dance Scholarship Fund ($500)


Application Materials for both Funds will become available in December.

To get ready, do the following:

1. Join the IABD online by clicking here. You must be a member in order to apply.

Adjudicators consist of donors and professionals with no affiliation to participating applicants. Candidates are selected by a committee on an objective and non-discriminatory basis and consistent with the purpose of the Fund. Criteria such as age, religion, race, ethnic group or gender are not used in our selection process.


All scholarship questions, contact the IABD Administrative office at, subject line: SCHOLARSHIP.