Scholarship

The SwingDiversity scholarships are awarded each year to dancers who show dedication to the community and the desire and potential to create ripples throughout it. Applicants must self-identify the historically marginalized community to which they feel they belong. There are three categories: newcomer, amateur (WSDC Novice/Intermediate), and pro (WSDC Advanced/All-Star). The application opens in May and closes in early June. Recipients are notified virtually and announced publicly at Wild Wild Westie in Dallas, TX.

Our annual scholarship has given $15,000 worth of resources to 12 people!

2024 Scholarship Winners

Newcomer Award

Winner will be announced in early July

 

Amateur Award (Novice / Intermediate)

Winner will be announced in early July

 

 

Pro (Advanced/All-Star) Award

Winner will be announced in early July

 

Previous Winners​

Pro Award (Advanced / All-Star)
Isabella Armour (they/them)
Saint Paul, MN
 
Amateur Award (Novice / Intermediate)
Tre’von Chaney (he/him)
Houston, TX
 
 
Newcomer Award
Trinity Madden (she/her)Wichita, KS

 

Pro Award (Advanced / All-Star)
Moriah Edwards (she/her)
Washington D.C.
 
Amateur Award (Novice / Intermediate)
Rachel Matsuoka (she/they)
Oakland, CA
 
 
Newcomer Award
Nicole Augustus (she/her)
Dallas, TX

Pro Award
(Advanced / All-Star)

Na’Kedra Rodgers (she/her)
Fort Worth, TX

Amateur Award
(Novice / Intermediate)

LaNasha Houze (she/her)
Dallas, TX

Newcomer Award

Koda Stokes (they/them)
Englewood, CO

Pro Award
(Advanced / All-Star)

Montriel “Monty” Jamari (he/him)
Chico, CA

Amateur Award
(Novice / Intermediate)

LaKeshia “Kesh” Rhodes (she/her)
Dallas, TX

Newcomer Award

ShaQuan “Spin” Davis (he/him)
Indianapolis, IN

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