February 22, 2011

Longtime Faculty Member Offers Dance Scholarship to CWRU Students

Kathryn Karipides
Kathryn Karipides

Students in the Case Western Reserve University Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) Dance Program now have the exclusive opportunity for a summer scholarship, thanks to the Cleveland Arts Prize: Kathryn Karipides Scholarship in Modern Dance. This scholarship, which was first awarded in 2006, is now limited to Case Western Reserve students after previously being a national scholarship. As of 2011, the Cleveland Arts Prize: Kathryn Karipides Scholarship in Modern Dance is held by the Cleveland Arts Prize and administered through Case Western Reserve University’s School of Graduate Studies.

The winning graduate student will receive about $2,000 to attend a summer Modern Dance program of their choice. The scholarship is open to incoming students with acceptance into the MFA dance program or students who have completed their first or second year of study with a 3.5 GPA. The winner will be recognized at the annual Graduate Student Awards Ceremony April 26 and also by the Cleveland Arts Prize on its website.

“Graduate students in the arts have few sources of funding,” said Lynn Singer, deputy provost and vice president for academic affairs. “The support for a student to travel and work with other major programs in dance enriches our curriculum here at CWRU as well as enhances the opportunities for our students.”

Karipides is a renowned modern dance choreographer who served on the faculty of Case Western Reserve for 42 years. She retired from the university in 1998 as Samuel B. and Virginia C. Knight Professor Emerita of Humanities and then served as associate provost from 2003 to 2009. She is still active in the university community, serving on the advisory board for the Kelvin Smith Library and the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women Community Advisory Board.

“Karipides is a nationally recognized figure in modern dance, and it is an honor to have a scholarship in her name,” Singer said.

For more information or to apply for the scholarship, click here.

Posted by: Emily Mayock, February 22, 2011 09:45 AM | News Topics: College of Arts and Sciences

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