Actor Alec Baldwin recently announced that he was making a $1 million donation to his alma mater, the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. That funding will be put in an Alec Baldwin Scholarship Fund to benefit low income students who want to become Alec Baldwin Drama Scholars, and eligible candidates must have good academic standing and demonstrate a need for financial assistance. Yes, competition for such a high-profile award would probably be pretty tough. But that award is one of many celebrity scholarships out there that you could be uniquely eligible for. Celebrities make millions of dollars. Why not take advantage of any generosity on their part to help fund your education?
We’ve listed a few examples of celebrity scholarships below. For more information about these and other scholarships based on different criteria, conduct a free scholarship search. You probably won’t become famous overnight if you win as a result, but your application is chosen as the standout, you could get something even more worthwhile – funding for your college education.
Gates Millennium Scholars Program
January 16, Annually
The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS), funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was established in 1999 to provide outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Natives, Asian Pacific Islander Americans, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education, in all discipline areas and a graduate education for those students [...] More
BSU Letterman Telecommunications Scholarship
April 05, Annually
The Letterman Telecommunications Scholarships were established effective with the 1985-1986 school year by David M. Letterman, a 1970 Radio-Television graduate of Ball State. Mr. Letterman’s intention is to continue these scholarships indefinitely. In 1987, he guaranteed that intention by depositing $90,000 in the Ball State Foundation for scholarships. The purpose is to provide financial [...] More
USPAACC Bruce Lee Scholarship
March 15, Annually
The U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce (USPAACC) established the Bruce Lee Scholarship in honor of the legendary movie actor, known globally for his martial arts films. The scholarship will provide financial assistance to a student with strong character, who has persevered and prevailed over adversity, and who will pursue post-secondary education at an accredited educational institution [...] More