Celebrity Scholarships

Renowned actor Alec Baldwin announced his $1 million donation to his alma mater, the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. The funding will be put in an Alec Baldwin Scholarship Fund to benefit low income students who wish to become Alec Baldwin Drama Scholars. Eligible candidates must have good academic standing and demonstrate a need for financial assistance. There is high competition for such a high-profile award, but is only one of the many celebrity awards available. It comes as no surprise that celebrities make millions of dollars. Take the opportunity to spend their generous donations to better your education. p>

Below are a few of the celebrity scholarships available. For more information about these and other scholarships, conduct a free scholarship search. If your application is chosen as the standout, you will reap great, prestigious monetary benefits for your college education .

BSU Letterman Telecommunications Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/10/2020
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The purpose of the BSU Letterman Telecommunications Scholarship is to provide financial assistance to Ball State majors and minors in telecommunications. Applicants must have between 30-105 semester hours, effective the end of the fall semester, be a full-time, Ball State telecommunications major or minor enrolled in a minimum of 12 semester hours at the time of application, and continue as a [...] More

Gates Millennium Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 1/13/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program, funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was established in 1999 to provide outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area of interest. Continuing Gates Millennium [...] More

John Lennon Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 1/15/2021
  • Amount: $20,000
  • The John Lennon Scholarships are an annual competition open to student songwriters and composers of contemporary musical genres including alternative, pop, rock, indie, electronica, R&B, and experimental. Three scholarships totaling $20,000 are presented annually for the best original songs submitted to the competition. Applicant must be a current student or alumnus/alumna at a U.S. college or [...] More

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African American Scholarships / Black History Month Scholarships

January 28, 2020

by Susan Dutca-Lovell

February is Black History Month and the annual, month-long celebration and recognition of the stellar achievements made by African Americans in U.S. history. The Black History Month 2020 theme is "African Americans and the Vote," paying tribute to the 19th Amendment and 15th Amendment, which granted women's suffrage and gave black men the right to vote, respectively. [...]

McDonald's, Ivy Tech Team Up on College Tuition Assistance Program

January 23, 2020

by Susan Dutca-Lovell

More than 300 McDonald's locations will participate in the new Archways to Opportunity education program which - through its partnership with Indiana's community college system - will help its employees afford college tuition. McDonald's employees who work a minimum 15 hours per week for 90 days can receive up to $2,500 in college tuition assistance each year - or $3,000 per year for managers - at 18 Ivy Tech Community College campuses located in Indiana.

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Get Paid to Play in College with ESA Esports Scholarships

January 21, 2020

by Susan Dutca-Lovell

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) announced its first Esports scholarship, expanding its 20-year-old scholarship program to include Esports competitors in college, according to Polygon. The ESA Esports scholarship program is "intended to elevate the participation of women and minorities" who currently "account for a very small percentage of Esports scholarship recipients. Therefore, in order to be eligible for the ESA Foundation Computer and Video Game Arts Scholarship, you must either be a woman or minority and pursuing a degree leading to a career in computer and video game arts and sciences. Current high school seniors, college freshman, sophomore and juniors who are U.S. citizens may apply for the ESA Esports scholarship. Applicants must also be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate program at an accredited four (4) year college or university in the upcoming fall semester in order to be considered. All scholarship applications are due March 2, 2020 at 11:59 PST. Applicants will receive results by mid-June and funds will be issued to scholarship winners by end of August. [...]

Last Reviewed: January 2020

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