New England Irish Dance 

2021 Scholarship

To be awarded to three graduating high school seniors who will be attending four year colleges. The applicant must have been actively involved in Irish dancing throughout his or her high school years. The scholarship amounts to be awarded are $1,500, $1,000, and $500.

Application deadline: March 1, 2021

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The Irish Dance Teachers’ Association of North America – New England Region would like to recognize the 2020 Regional Scholarship winners: 

Ryan Benevento ($1500)

Anam Cara



Jillian Collins ($1000)




Fiona Stewart ($500)


Congratulations and best of luck to you as you pursue your college and life goals.

May the road rise to meet you.

May the wind be always at your back.

May the sun shine warm upon your face.

May the rains fall soft upon your elds,

and until we meet again,
May the Lord hold you in the palm of His hand.

Many thanks to the Scholarship Committee members for their hard work: Craig Ashurst, Stephen Brennan, Sue Brotherton, Maura Cassin, Christina Dolzall-Ashurst & John Grimes 

Please be advised that these applications are only considered for the New England Irish Dance Scholarship, and that any applicant who would like to apply for the National Scholarship must complete the National Application. A copy should be available from your teacher, or you can download it directly from Packets for the National Scholarship should be sent directly to the National Representative.