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 .

BMI John Lennon Scholarship
Application Deadlines: December 01, Annually
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. Over the past eighteen years, more than $360,000 in scholarships has been awarded to talented young musicians from colleges and universities throughout the United States, making this award one [...] More

BSU Letterman Telecommunications Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 04, 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

Coca-Cola Pay It Forward Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: May 15, Annually
The Coca-Cola Pay It Forward program returns with a stronger focus on African American moms and their impact on the academic success of their teens. Building on the initiative's accomplishments, this year's program will offer up to 20 winners each a $5,000 scholarship and an invitation to the all-new Coca-Cola Pay It Forward Academy.

Aligning with his commitment to teen mentoring, Steve Harvey [...] More

Earl Woods Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines:
Many scholarship programs treat college admission as the goal. But for a low-income or first-generation college student, admission is just the beginning. There are currently 4.5 million first-generation scholars enrolled in college, but in six years, only 11 percent of them will have graduated. That alarming statistic is why the Earl Woods Scholarship Program is designed to specifically support [...] More

Gates Millennium Scholars Program
Application Deadlines: January 13, Annually
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

Heart of America's Christopher Reeve Service Award
Application Deadlines: December 01, Annually
The Heroes of the Heart Awards Program is a national recognition program that identifies inspirational individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to enrich the lives of others. The Heroes of the Heart Awards Program is celebrated in schools across the country. The program also includes The Christopher Reeve Service Award.

The Heart of America Foundation's Christopher Reeve Service [...] More

Mister Rogers Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadlines: January 31, Annually
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

Last Edited: February 2016

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