The passing of our Irish dance cultural icon, Ann Richens, has motivated us in central Ohio’s Irish community to raise funds locally to honor her memory through the provision of an Irish dance scholarship provided annually to a dancer of an accredited central Ohio Irish dance school.
Students at any of the accredited Irish dance schools may apply for this scholarship by completing the required questionnaire forms available through their dance school’s instructor.
To date, the Richens dance scholarship fund has awarded four scholarships to dancers from local schools. Due to this fund reaching the required minimum threshold figure of $10,000 ( now a balance of $20,000), we have contracted with The Columbus Foundation, the nation’s tenth largest foundation, to manage the Richens scholarship fund, hopefully into perpetuity. If you wish to help contribute to the Ann Richens Dance Scholarship fund, download and mail the form below with your contribution.