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: 4/4/2019
  • Amount: $10,000
  • 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

John Lennon Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2019
  • 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

Mister Rogers Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2019
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Television Academy Foundation's Mister Rogers Memorial Scholarship Program awards two scholarships to graduating seniors (must be continuing directly to graduate school) and graduate students (Masters or Ph.D) to support and encourage them to pursue a career in children's media and further the values and principles of Fred Rogers' work. The scholarships are project-based and may not be used [...] More

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Harvard Supporters Back University in Admissions Trial

October 16, 2018

by Susan Dutca

Harvard students and alumni will testify in support of Harvard during the admissions trial this week, defending its "race-conscious admissions policy" against claims that it discriminates against Asian-American applicants. The trial is the latest chapter in a lawsuit filed in 2014 by Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA).

Harvard University has been accused of "balancing its undergraduate classes to ensure that it had admitted its desired share of students of each race and ethnicity" and also for penalizing Asian-American applicants by "systematically giving them lower scores on a metric admissions officers use to measure personality." Adam Mortara, a lawyer representing SFFA, stated that the university scores applicants in four categories: academic achievement, athletic ability, extracurriculars, and personality. While referencing admissions data, he concluded that, despite their higher academic performance, Asian-Americans are admitted at lower rates. [...]

Professor Sent Abroad After Posting Hateful Tweets

October 9, 2018

by Susan Dutca

An associate professor in security studies at Georgetown University who, last week, wished "death and castration" to GOP senators supporting confirmed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is no longer teaching but will be "traveling internationally for university research." [...]

File FAFSA Immediately for Best Chance at Getting Money for College

October 2, 2018

by Susan Dutca

The official 2019-2020 college financial aid season began yesterday, October 1st, so it is critical that you file your Free Application for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) ASAP! Whether you are headed to college for the first time next fall, or you plan on attending college next year, you will want to complete your FAFSA as soon as possible, as many states and colleges award financial aid on a first come, first served basis. [...]

Last Reviewed: October 2018

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