College Swing Scholarship (CSS)

The CSS fund at Wild Wild Westie is looking to award 1-2 full-time college students that are looking to further their dance!

CSS will comprise event passes for future events (TBD) and will provide for travel, hotel, registration, contest registration and lesson fees for those events.  This scholarship will be awarded by the CSS committee at Wild Wild Westie 2019.   The scholarship will be based on performance and criteria determined by our scholarship committee. 

The scholarship runs for the next calendar year (to give time for the recipient to plan). The Scholar chosen at WWW 2019 will be on scholarship in 2020.  

For more details see :

To be eligible you must be: 

1) a full-time college student under the age of 26
2) attend Wild Wild Westie 2019
3) register as a candidate prior to the start of WWW weekend. No late registrations will be considered. See website for more details on registration.

CSS committee members:

Suma Datta (Aggie Westies) - chair
Sherry Reynolds (Lonestar Scholarship) 
Scott Dawson (Aggie Westies) 
Babek Shakeri (Juniors Program, Rose City Swing)
Lani Kim (2019 Scholar)
Taletha Jouzdani (UT Westies)
Demetre Souliotes (SoCal Westies)
Malia San Nicolas (SoCal Westies)
Kay Newhouse

CSS has been generously sponsored by :

Michael McLaughlin - BRONZE donor (2019) 

Karen Leiker - BRONZE donor (2017)

Demetre Souliotes and Chuck Brown -  The After Party - passes

Debbie Figueroa - Austin Swing Dance Championships - passes

Sway´D and Shoes from Stephane- footwear for recipients

Kay Newhouse and Dave Moldover - Madjam -passes

Ben Morris and John Wheaton - Jack & Jill O´Rama  - passes

Wild Wild Westie - passes

Ben McHenry and Cameo Cross - Swingtacular - passes

Taletha Jouzdani and Mike Topel - Austin Rocks - passes

If you would like to also be a sponsor for CSS - whether it may be event passes or to contribute to the scholarship directly, please contact Tracy Wang at to be a sponsor