Ascendance Pole & Aerial Arts is a nonprofit studio coming soon to the downtown Renton, WA area.



From its very inception, Ascendance has intentionally set out to make pole and aerial accessible and affordable for those who couldn't otherwise afford this amazing community building activity. Our desire is to help foster growth and empower our community through dance and fitness. Our scholarship program accepts applications quarterly, and recipients are selected by our board of directors.  

For scholarship award recipients, Ascendance will pay 75% of an Unlimited Class Membership tuition for the quarter. The recipient will be responsible for 25%. Students are welcome to reapply every quarter, as long as they have adhered to the guidelines of the scholarship program previously.

Scholarship award schedule and application deadlines


Quarter 1   |   Application due 12/31/19   |   Award Period: January 1 - March 31
Quarter 2 | Application due 3/1/20 | Award Period: April 1 - June 30
Quarter 3 | Application due 6/1/20 | Award Period: July 1 - September 30
Quarter 4 | Application due 9/1/20 | Award Period: October 1 - December 31


  • Must be 18 years or older.

  • Open to new and current students.

  • Applicants will be notified within 10 days if they have been selected.

  • Selected applicants have 3 days to respond and accept. If we do not receive a response within 3 days, the scholarship offer will be rescinded.

  • Applicants may rescind their application at any time.

Note: An incomplete application and missing information will delay our ability to process your application.

If you would like to be considered for a scholarship, please fill out our application form below.

Terms and policies

  • Scholarship award recipients will work with the Scholarship Program Director to establish a weekly schedule and goal setting.

  • Recipients are expected to commit to at least one class per week.

  • Recipients are required to volunteer for at least one studio event (open houses, student showcases, etc) during their term.

  • Recipients are expected to behave in a positive, cooperative manner, and follow studio rules at all times.

  • Show respect and encouragement for all fellow students in the studio.

  • Recipients are encouraged to become involved in our community (eg, attending events, open pole time, facebook discussion group, etc).

  • Check in with the Scholarship Program Director every two weeks to ensure your needs are being met.

  • Recipients are subject to normal cancellation policies and fees.

  • Recipients are expected to be conscientious about late cancelling their enrollment in classes. Consistent tardiness, late cancellations, and poor or disruptive conduct during classes are all grounds for dismissal.

  • Recipients are subject to normal Cancellation and Refund Policies. We reserve the right to handle any scholarship terminations on a case by case basis.

  • We would like to feature recipients in social media and blogs posts, and would ask for a short bio and photo to share.

 If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact