2019 JMBHF Dance Scholarship Recipients

JMBH Dance Scholarships

JMBH Empowerment Initiative

To educate children on the power of kindness by supporting the efforts of schools (creating and leading motivational assemblies, providing books and related resources), and by empowering students through scholarships for music, dance, and martial arts.

"Remember there's no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end."                                                                                          ~ Scott Adams (1957)

“Our goal is to ‘give the gift of dance’ in an effort to enhance the lives of young students, empowering them to be instruments of peace
as they interact in their schools and communities at large.”

As educators, we believe in teaching the whole child. Dance instruction can boost a child's academic performance while transforming his/her character and strengthening his/her self-concept. Current research not only supports this but also shows how the arts enhance cognitive, behavioral, and social/emotional growth as well. Skills such as working in teams, communication, self-esteem, creative thinking, a calm and positive attitude, imagination, and self-discipline are developed and enhanced through the study of dance. Our goal is to provide this opportunity so as to enhance the lives of young students, empowering them to be leaders and to help other as they interact in their schools and communities at large. 

Dance ScholarshipAward Recipients


Joey inspires a beautiful dance...
"Joey's Angel"

To Apply to JMBHF 2019 Dance Scholarship 

Application Contents:

*Completed applications should be mailed to the foundation at P.O. Box 428, Dracut, MA 01826.  Please be sure that they are postmarked by Friday, May 24th.

  • Application Form

  • Parent/Guardian Commitment Form and Photo/Video & Media Waver

  • Essay

  • Letter of Recommendation

  • All students must povide a reference from an adult who is not a family member.  Examples of references would be a school teacher, a coach, religious education teacher, music teacher, or day care provider, etc.


*The application is open to all students in Kindergarten through Grade 12.

Scholarship Specifics:

*The recipient of the "Joseph Middlemiss Big Heart Foundation" Dance Scholarship will receive a scholarship in the amount of $1,000.00 to be used for dance lessons at a mutually agreeable location.  Upon selection, the recipient (and family) may select a dance center in a convenient location within the United States. A member of our board of directors will contact the center to confirm authenticity.  The payment will be made directly to the dance center of the recipient's choice.  

*Scholarship recipients will be acknowledged at the 6th Annual Celebrity ScoopFest.  Recipients and families will be encouraged to join us on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 for an award ceremony during our JMBHF event at Shaw Farm in Dracut, MA. 

To request more information

about this mission or to participate, please contact:


Joseph Middlemiss BIG HEART Foundation, Inc.

​PO BOX 428

Dracut, MA 01826

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You can also request more information with this form:

The Joseph Middlemiss Big Heart Foundation, Inc.

The Joseph Middlemiss

  BIG HEART     Foundation​


 Honoring Joseph's Memory by

Spreading His Love, Kindness, and Compassion...

Make This Your "Best Day Ever!"

    A Recognized  501(c)3 Nonprofit  Charity 


February 8, 2020

Join us for a night filled with love and light as we celebrate the inner beauty that beats through us all when we "see with heart". To have a brighter vision of community and join us to let your spirit shine! Event will be held at:

The DoubleTree by Hilton Andover

123 Old River Road

Andover, MA

6-11 PM.

Formal Attire. Dinner. Live Music. Dancing. Cash Bar. Award-Winning Soul City Band. Auction. Photo Booth. Rooms for Overnight Stay. After party at Characters 11 PM- 1 AM.


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Foundation, Inc.

PO BOX 428

Dracut, MA 01826

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