The winner will be awarded $2,000 to participate in a major championship.
It can only be won by a registered TIDA dancer.
Dancers are required to advise if they are not eligible for the scholarship prior to the Championships.
From 2019 a dancer can win the scholarship no more than twice but not in successive years.
The International Judges officiating at the NZ Irish Dancing Championships will select the Scholarship winner, and they are the sole Judges of this Award.
The award must be taken up in the year following the Award. In the event that the winner does not travel, within the year specified, the Award cannot be claimed.
This Award is to be made each year strictly on merit to the best eligible dancer in the opinion of the International Judges, and the winner must participate in the next World Championships, All Irelands, All Scotlands, Great Britians or North American Nationals organised under the auspices of An Coimisiun Le Rinci Gaelacha.