Barbara Becraft Memorial Dance Scholarship Fund



Most talented young dancers’ dream is simple: to be given the opportunity to develop their talent. “Opportunity” means a training school where they can study, dedicated professional coaches who will guide them as they grow, and someone who believes in them. The Barbara Anne Becraft Scholarship Fund fuels these students’ dreams, giving exceptional students the opportunity to cultivate their talent through pre-professional ballet training—and making a lasting impact on these young people and our world in the process. They are our next generation of artists.


The Fund takes both talent and financial need into consideration. Scholarships are awarded by the Scholarship Committee to youth (ages 7–21) embarking in pre-professional training at The Academy of Ballet Fantastique. Scholarship recipients demonstrate:

  • Exceptional artistic and athletic potential
  • Uncommon passion for dance and a relentless drive for the pursuit of perfection in dance, even at a young age
  • Promise for further outstanding achievement
  • A commitment to "give back"
  • Financial need



The Barbara Anne Becraft Scholarship Fund at The Academy of Ballet Fantastique honors Ms. Becraft’s passion for children, for art, and for a better future. For these exceptional young students and the world they will inspire through dance, it is creating a tangible, lasting impact—it’s giving kids the opportunity to turn talent and passion into reality.

To Make a Gift

Thank you for considering making a gift in honor of Ms. Becraft's enduring legacy of advocacy for the arts, education, and children.

  • Mail your gift to: 960 Oak, Eugene OR 97401. Please note "Becraft Scholarship Fund" on the memo line of your check.
  • Donate online now: Please click here
  • Or, contact us. We'd love to meet with you or speak with you personally to discuss your gift.

Your gift is tax-deductible to the full extent allowable by law, and we will respond to your gift with a receipt for tax purposes. Ballet Fantastique Nonprofit Tax ID #: 41-2168110.

Ballet Fantastique is profoundly grateful for your support. THANK YOU!

To Apply for a Scholarship

Please review the Scholarship Application procedure here.