Academy Scholarship Fund
The Frederick Quinney Lawson Ballet West Academy is home to more than 900 students across four campuses in northern Utah: Salt Lake City (2 campuses), Lehi (1), and Park City (1). Ballet West offers scholarships to talented young artists, both from Utah and from across the country, to train at the Academy during the academic year or during the Summer Intensive. Most scholarships are awarded to students who are at least 13 years of age.
Scholarships can range from $3,000 – $6,000 in annual support, per student. Scholarships underwrite tuition only and are awarded based on talent, financial need, or a combination thereof. Ballet West’s Artistic Director and Academy Director select scholarship recipients.
A gift toward the Academy Scholarship Fund could support one of several specific initiatives:
Named Scholarships – Named Scholarships are reserved for major donors who make a significant contribution to Ballet West and are often associated with the naming of a studio or suite at an Academy campus.
Luminary Scholarships – Luminary Scholarships honor artistic legends throughout Ballet West’s history. A donor may select which Luminary Scholarship they would like to support (listed below). A minimum gift of $1,000 is requested to support a Luminary Scholarship.
Mr. C, Founder of Ballet West
Adam Sklute, Current Artistic Director
Bené Arnold, First Ballet Mistress
Bruce Marks, Former Artistic Director
In Honor Scholarships – Initiate a scholarship in honor of a loved one with a minimum annual donation of $10,000. Donors may offer guidelines for the scholarship, including whether the scholarship is awarded based on financial need or talent, if the scholarship is specific to a particular Academy campus, or if the scholarship is specified for a male or female student.
General Scholarship Support – Provide General Scholarship Support with a gift, of any denomination, to the Academy Scholarship Fund.
Latina and Latino Scholarship Support – The Solomon Fund, through the Park City Community Foundation, underwrites support for tuition, uniforms, and ballet slippers for Latina and Latino students to study at the Peggy Bergmann Campus in Park City. Scholarships are offered for summer camps and for the academic year.
Ballet West will recognize Academy Scholarship Fund gifts of $1,000 and above in Season playbills for one year following the gift; the donor will also receive a one-year subscription to Ballet West’s magazine, Front Row.
Please contact Nicole Levy, Individual Giving Manager, at 801.869.6963 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.