Opportunities and Internships
Internships are a very important facet of the curriculum at Goucher College. As such, the faculty consider well-structured internships to be essential to a student's education. Students find internship opportunities through the Career Development Office, through faculty and staff members, or on their own.
A detailed description of the off-campus experience is published by the Career Development Office each year and fully describes the guidelines and timetable for internships. Students interested in arranging an internship should contact their individual academic advisers.
Scholarships in the Arts
To recognize, promote, and attract students with creative talent in dance, music, theater, and visual art, Goucher offers two types of arts scholarships, awarded independent of financial need. To be considered for these scholarships, students are required to submit a complete Scholarship in the Arts application in the area for which they wish to be considered.
The Fine and Performing Arts Scholarship (FPAS)
These scholarships are awarded only to incoming students in dance, theater, music, and visual arts, in the amount of $10,000 per year. The FPAS is renewable for up to eight semesters, provided the recipient satisfies the renewal requirements, including full-time enrollment, a semester GPA of 3.00 or higher, and continued active participation in endeavors related to the arts to the satisfaction of the department sponsoring the scholarship (art and art history, dance, music, or theater). The college seeks to enroll four FPAS recipients each year, one each in dance, music, theater, and visual art. A FPAS recipient cannot also receive a Rosenberg or Wilhelm Scholarship.
The Rosenberg Scholarships in Music, Dance, and Visual Art and the Wilhelm Scholarship in Theater.
Both new and returning students compete for approximately 13 such scholarships, awarded in the amount of $7,500 for one year. Unlike the FPAS, the Rosenberg and Wilhelm Scholarships are awarded for one year only. In addition, with the exception of dance, students receiving a Rosenberg or Wilhelm Scholarship are expected to major or minor in the medium for which they receive the award. Both the Rosenberg and the Wilhelm scholarships can be combined with a Global Citizen Scholarship and can only be applied toward billable charges (tuition, room, and board). Neither arts scholarship can be combined with a Dean's Scholarship or a tuition remission benefit from Goucher College. In addition, students applying for need-based financial aid should note that receiving and arts scholarship will influence their demonstrated financial need and may, therefore, reduce some other portion of their need-based aid package.
Students may apply for an arts scholarship in only one medium. All students who complete the application for an arts scholarship (Scholarship in the Arts - Dance [PDF]) will be considered for both a FPAS and a Rosenberg or Wilhelm Scholarship, even though they can only receive one of the merit-based awards.
Student Work Opportunities
To find on-campus employment especially suitable for dance students, please visit the Career Development Office.