"For the Love of Dance" Scholarship

For the Love of Dance Scholarship in Memory of Alumni, Marissa Sautner, RA Class of 2016

Established 2020 Marissa Sautner

 Eligible seniors will write an essay explaining how they have embodied a ‘Love of Dance’ during their time as a student at Renaissance Academy. One senior will be selected each year for this scholarship award. Seniors who are on track to graduate and have been a student at RA for at least one complete academic year and have been involved in the RA Dance Department are eligible.

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The essay, due 11:59pm on May 10th, will describe how dance at RA enhanced their experience and overall growth as a student; how the opportunity to take dance during your academic career has led to your personal development; and/or how aspects of the RA dance program will help them in the next stage of their education /path after high school.   Each essay will be assigned a number and the submissions from each team will be read “blind” by a panel that could contain RA staff, administration, founders, and community members.

The scholarships will be presented during the Senior Commencement Ceremony.

Scholarship Amount: 75% donated funds yearly. The remaining funds will stay in the scholarship investment account for future scholarship growth.


If you have questions regarding this scholarship, please contact Tracey Behrens O’Brien at [email protected].

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