The Philip and Marsha Dowd Merit Scholarship Match

The Philip and Marsha Dowd Merit Scholarship Program was established in 2002 through the extraordinary generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Dowd.  Dowd Merit Scholarships are awarded to students of outstanding promise. The fund also supports world-class guest teachers, repetiteurs, and choreographers. In addition to their annual support, Mr. and Mrs. Dowd provide a Scholarship Match challenge each year, and will match your donation, dollar for dollar, up to $45,000. 

Now in its 16th year, the Dowd Merit Scholarship Program has provided support to hundreds of dancers, many of who are enjoying professional ballet careers. 

We hope that you will consider making a gift to the Philip and Marsha Dowd Merit Scholarship Program, knowing that each and every dollar supports the outstanding education that our students receive throughout the year.


Ballet Chicago's largest rehearsal studio dedicated to Philip and Marsha Dowd for their continual support.

  Donate to the Dowd Merit Scholarship

For more information on how you or your company can support Ballet Chicago and enjoy exclusive donor benefits,
contact Margaret Najarian, Marketing and Development Coordinator, at 312-251-8838 or

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