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Many students in the SCCD receive financial assistance. This can be a single scholarship or a package of various offerings.  Students should begin working with TCU’s Financial Aid office as soon as they have been admitted to the SCCD and to TCU.


Talent-Based Merit Scholarships

Several endowed scholarships from generous individuals and organizations have been given to SCCD to attract talented students and to support current students. These scholarships are talent-based and may be combined with other forms of scholarship and/or financial aid.

Awards are generally renewable for a total of eight semesters or upon graduation from SCCD, whichever occurs first. Each award stipulates varying renewal requirements.

On occasion and when available, dance merit awards and/or dance admission offers may be made at select college audition festivals and conferences (for example, National High School Dance Festival, New York City Dance Alliance, etc.).


For more information about scholarships at TCU, visit the Office of Financial Aid.


Scholarship Highlight


Erin Johnson

BFA Ballet ’16, General Business minor
Nordan Scholar

“Without the aid of donors, I would be unable to attend this respected university and unable to receive the best possible training for my desired career. As a recipient of this scholarship, I would like to thank the Dr. L.A. and Pearl Nordan Endowment for the chance to strive toward and pursue my dreams. (photo Josh Brewster Photography)




Leah Williams

BFA Modern Dance ’18, Arts Administration minor, John V. Roach Honors College, Deans Scholar
Nordan Scholar

“I would not be at TCU without my Nordan Scholarship. It lifted my financial burden and I am eternally grateful. I am happy to have a home here at TCU, and it is solely because of the freedom the Nordan Scholarship granted me.” (Photo: The Dancing Image, Choreography: Kihyoung Choi)