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: 4/10/2021
  • 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. Applicant must be a current student or alumnus/alumna at a U.S. college or university between the ages of 17 and 24 at of time of submission. No rights to the submitted work may have been [...] More

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Last Reviewed: October 2020

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