Kansas City Feis Scholarship 2022

The Kansas City Feis committee is pleased to announce that the mission of the Kansas City Feis is to award two $1,000 academic scholarships each year as follows:

(1) For eligible dancers not affiliated with the O’Riada-Manning Academy who will compete in the 2022 Kansas City Feis
(2) For an eligible O’Riada-Manning Academy student who will compete in the 2022 Kansas City Feis

The Kansas City Feis has the honor of awarding the Christine O’Riada Performing Arts Scholarship. This scholarship was started by Christine’s two daughters to continue the passion and love for Irish dance, a cause that was so important in their mother’s life. Click here for more information.


(1) Must register and compete in the 2022 Kansas City Feis

(2) Must be a high school senior who will graduate in the spring of 2023 and plans to enroll in a 2 or 4 year college for the 2023-2024 academic year.


HS graduate currently enrolled or have plans to enroll in a 2 or 4 year college for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Scholarship check will be made payable to both the student and educational institution. Previous winners are not eligible to apply again.

You forfeit your scholarship if you choose to take a gap year and/or you do not attend a 2 or 4 year college or university in the fall of 2023

Please complete the form and upload your essay. We will contact you once we receive the application (Please allow up to 72hrs). If you have not hear back from us please email to ensure we receive your application.

Please note that the form must be submitted before August 1st CDT

    Student Name (required)

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    Irish Dance School (required)

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    Write an Essay Telling How Your Involvement in Irish Dance has affected the person you have become and how your Irish Dance Experience will help you in your future endeavors. Please do not include your name or any information that identifies you within your essay.

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    Additional Information

    Christine O’Riada Performing Arts Scholarship

    Christine O’Riada had a passion for dance and for performance. Performance isn’t only limited to a show. It includes classwork, competition, as well as performing on stage. She encouraged dancers to reach their goals with Irish dance, no matter if it was to have fun, perform in front of an audience, be a top competitor, become a teacher, or all of the above. Ms. Christine never wanted a dancer to stop doing something they loved because of financial strain. This scholarship is open to all Irish dancers age 10-18. This scholarship should be used to further your pursuit of Irish dance by paying for class, a new costume, competition expenses or other dance related expense.

    Please answer these questions thoughtfully and directly. Application must be submitted by August 1st.

      Your Name (required)

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      Please answer the following questions in your essay. Please do not include your name or any information that identifies you within your essay.

      Question 1: At some point, Irish dance became your passion. When did you realize that this was something that was more than just an activity you did after school; that it was something that you craved and wanted and needed in your life?

      Question 2: So many dancers hit at least one rough patch as they are learning and growing in the sport/art form. What/who inspires you to keep going and why?