Grants & Scholarships

Miss Aranetta Memorial Scholarship Fund


Aranetta Manley
The Miss Aranetta Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to honor a beloved dance teacher through a scholarship to one deserving student each year for postsecondary education or college tuition.

Aranetta Manley, known by her students as Miss Aranetta or Miss A, was a well-respected and caring dance teacher at her dance studio Academy of Dance and Movement in Virginia. Miss Aranetta taught dance for over 50 years to hundreds of children throughout her lifetime. She was considered a second mom, mentor, and friend to her "studio girls." Her love for dance began when she was 3 years old and lasted 75 years. She always was involved with the dance community and dancers in one way or another. One of her heart's passions was spreading her love of dance. The dance world was very fortunate to have such an inspirational teacher grace the stage.


One scholarship at $1,000


This scholarship is to be awarded to someone who is a senior in Studio Bleu Dance Center in Ashburn, Virginia that has earned a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher, and is able to effectively convey how dance has impacted their life. Preference will be given to applicants pursuing a postsecondary degree program, majoring or minoring in dance.


  • Applications Open: January 16, 2023
  • Applications Due By: April 2, 2023
  • Students Notified By: June 4, 2023


For more information, please contact Deanna Manley at