Sparkly Devil Memorial Scholarship

Applications must be received by the end of the day on Monday, February 19, 2024. Although not required, you may ask up to 3 community members to provide reference letters; references must be received at no later than the end of Monday, 2/19/2024.

Sparkly Devil and Mig Ponce in gorilla suit

Learn from the Legends of Burlesque!

Applications are now open for the 2024 Sparkly Devil Memorial Scholarship, now in its 10th year! The scholarship builds on the inspirational work of the late Sparkly Devil to foster a stronger burlesque community and to carry on the knowledge and wisdom of burlesque’s living legends. The recipient will receive:

  • full pass to the 2024 BHoF Weekender (held June 6-9, 2024)
  • 5 nights of hotel accommodation at The Orleans Hotel and Casino during the Weekender (Wed-Mon)
  • Admission to ALL Master Classes in the BHoF Weekender Finishing School
  • A coveted slot as an escort for one of the Legends attending the Weekender

“I’m profoundly grateful to the Burlesque Hall of Fame and I’m forever changed because of this experience,” wrote 2019’s scholarship recipient, Precious Ephemera. “We are standing on the shoulders of giants and the view is spectacular.  We owe it to them to keep the burlesque flame burning bright and let their passion continue to live through us.”

Scholarship recipients will be asked to write a report of their experiences to be posted on the BHoF website after the Weekender. (Due 7/31)

Hear from past scholarship winners:
2014 Goldie Candela
2015 Tessa Von Twinkle
2016 Egypt Blaque Knyle
2017 Raven Virginia
2018: The Baroness
2019: Precious Ephemera

Are you ready to carry on Sparkly’s mission and our community’s vision? Apply now! Applications will be accepted through 11:59pm Monday, February 19, 2024.