Scholarships Available From Foundations

Scholarships Available From Foundations

Applications are now available for the 2013 round of the SAG Foundation’s John L. Dales Scholarships and the AFTRA Foundation’s Heller Memorial Scholarships. The SAG Foundation and AFTRA Foundation are proud to support qualified SAG-AFTRA members and their dependents in reaching their academic potential.

Both scholarships are competitive and require an essay in addition to application materials. The Dales application deadline is Friday, March 15, 2013 and the Heller application deadline is Wednesday, May 1, 2013.

John L. Dales Scholarship Fund
The SAG Foundation’s John L. Dales Scholarship Fund was established in 1973 to honor John L. Dales who served as the Screen Actors Guild Executive Secretary for 37 years.

The Dales Scholarships are awarded to eligible SAG-AFTRA members and their dependents to support study in undergraduate and graduate programs. The number of Dales scholarships awarded varies year-to-year. In 2012, the SAG Foundation awarded 86 scholarships at $4,200-$5,200 each.

To learn more about the John L. Dales Scholarships and to obtain the application, please visit http://www.sagfoundation.org/programs/scholarships. Applications must be postmarked by March 15, 2013.

George Heller Memorial Scholarship Fund
Named for a key founder of AFTRA, the AFTRA Foundation’s George Heller Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to memorialize notable union leaders.

The George Heller Memorial Scholarships are awarded to eligible SAG-AFTRA members and their dependents to support study in undergraduate and graduate programs as well as accredited performing arts programs.

Each year, the AFTRA Foundation awards up to 15 scholarships. Individual Heller Scholarships of up to $2,500 are available.

To learn more about the Heller Memorial Scholarships and to obtain the application, please visit http://www.sagaftra.org/aftra-foundation/heller-scholarship. Applications must be postmarked by May 1, 2013.