Monsters of Hip Hop has created a non-profit group, Monsters On The Move Foundation, Inc. (MOVE), to provide aspiring, underprivileged dancers the financial support necessary to pursue a quality dance education.
Scholarship funds will be used to assist in paying for dance education at accredited schools, organizations, or institutions. The creators of MOVE mandate that scholarship recipients “pay it forward” by giving back to their school, church, or community.
While in the past the Monsters organization has made contributions to many charities, MOVE’s founders and staff decided to focus their philanthropic efforts on the industry that has supported them for so long. “We have seen the tremendous positive impact that dance has had on so many individuals, and we wanted to provide the same opportunities to those who wouldn’t otherwise be able to experience it,” said founder Andy Funk.
This year, a maximum of 35 scholarships of up to $2,000 each will be awarded. Applications are being accepted now through May 31. To apply, visit www.monstersonthemove.org.