Education and Scholarship Fund, Inc.
BESFI is a not-for-profit organization
incorporated in the State of New York with the primary purpose of promoting
ballet education in Suffolk County. By providing grants and scholarships and
offering workshops to local dancers, BESFI enables young artists to
participate in ballet programs that are not readily available to them or
which are beyond their financial resources. In providing professionally
staged dance performances, BESFI is able to promote the arts by catering to
the need for young artists to perform and the community's desire for quality
entertainment. To everyone's benefit, BESFI has had unparalleled success in
bringing noted guest artists and teachers to Long Island.
BESFI awarded $5,000 in summer program scholarships for 2019
thus pushing total cumulative scholarships and stipends to a total value
well in excess of $290,000. As in previous years, a jury of prominent ballet
professionals determined the winners of the annual scholarship competition.
The schedule for the 2019 BESFI Summer Program is posted on this site. Information is also available by writing: BESFI Summer Program, P.O. Box 2146, St. James, NY 11780, calling (631) 584-0192 or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The 2019 Summer Intensive begins July 8th and runs through August 16th.