The New England Chapter of the American Dance Therapy Association
The Antioch student scholarship fund was founded in the memory of Penny Parker Lewis, Ph.D., a dedicated pioneer of the dance/movement therapy community. She profoundly influenced the lives of her many students, clients and colleagues.
The Lesley student scholarship fund was founded in the memory of Norma Canner, one of the founding members of the Expressive Therapies team at Lesley University. She was an influence as a teacher, mentor and dance therapy pioneer.
The scholarship funds are supported separately from the membership through the NEADTA spring conference and selling of NEADTA merchandise.
Student scholarships are for $250.
This fund helps offset the cost of the ADTA's national conference by paying for full or partial student registrations. In order to be eligible for this scholarship you must currently be a Dance/Movement Therapy student at either Antioch University New England or Lesley University. Two scholarship recipients are chosen through a blind essay contest. An Antioch student will be chosen for the Penny Lewis Student Scholarship and a Lesley student will be chosen for the Norma Canner Student Scholarship. Both will receive a paid conference registration for the ADTA national conference. Their essays will be posted in the NEADTA Newsletter and on this website!
If you are interested in receiving a scholarship please request a copy of the essay form information from your program director- Susan Loman or Nancy Beardall.
Reminder submission deadline for the 2014 scholarship is OCTOBER 5th.
To read the 2013 Scholarship winners' essays, please click on their names!
Past Recipients of the NEADTA/Penny Lewis Student Scholarship Fund:
2013-Colleen Donaldson (Antioch)
Audrey Albert-King (Lesley)
2012- Jenny Cobuzzi (Antioch)
Rachel Baker (Antioch)
2011- Candy Lo (Antioch)
2010- Amanda Gill (Lesley)
2009- Sarah Kocz (Antioch)
Carolyn Loman (Antioch)
2008- Melanie Johnson (Antioch)
Rachel Fernbach (Lesley)