Scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit and need in amounts up to $12,500 and may supplement other forms of financial aid. Second Year and Academy Company students may apply for scholarships by writing to the Academy’s Scholarship Committee, which makes all scholarship decisions. First Year students may be awarded special assistance based on need and merit as determined by the applicant’s application and audition.
The Barbara Moore Jordan Scholarship
was established in memory of Barbara Moore Jordan, Class of 1954,
by her family, to help young people achieve their goals in the dramatic arts.
The Brenda Forbes Scholarship
was derived from a bequest by the distinguished British-born actress.
The Cleavon Little Scholarship
, created through a campaign led by alumnus Judd Hirsch,
provides assistance to minority students in memory of Cleavon Little, Class of 1967
The Dina Merrill Scholarship Fund
was derived from a Gala Tribute in honor of Academy alumna Dina Merrill in April of 2005.
The Frances Fuller Scholarship
was established in memory of actress Frances Fuller, Class of 1928,
a former Director of the Academy.
The Franklin Haven Sargent Scholarship
was derived from the estate of the Academy's founder.
The George Nichols III Scholarship
was derived from a bequest by a member of the Academy's Board of Trustees, and from memorial gifts made in his honor.
The Gordon A. Rust Scholarship
was derived from a bequest by a longtime member of the Academy's Board of Trustees.
The Greta Nissen Scholarship
was established in memory of the Norwegian-born silent film actress,
to provide assistance to female students.
The Harryetta Peterka Scholarship
was established by family, friends, colleagues, alumni and trustees in memory of Harryetta Peterka, Class of 1958,
who served the Academy and its students as an acting teacher, play director and Director of Instruction.
The Henrietta Alice Metcalf Memorial Scholarship For Drama
was established through a bequest by Addison Metcalf,
in memory of his mother, a life-long devotee of the theatre.
The Hume Cronyn Scholarship
honors Hume Cronyn, Class of 1934.
The John Peck Scholarship
established by a bequest from the long-time member of the faculty and Head of the Vocal Production Department.
The Julie Harris Scholarship
honors the distinguished actress, and was made possible in part by a grant from Hallmark Cards, Inc.
The Kirk Douglas Scholarship
honors Kirk Douglas, Class of 1941.
The Madelin Thayer Gilpatric Scholarship
, derived from a bequest, honors the memory of a devoted member of the Academy's Board of Trustees.
The Neil Simon Scholarship
honors the distinguished playwright.
The Patricia Grube Scholarship
was established by a bequest from Ms. Grube, an alumna of the Class of 1948.
The Philip Loeb Scholarship
was established in memory of Philip Loeb, Class of 1916,
actor and member of the Academy's faculty. The scholarship was made possible by a grant from Sol and Rose Feinstone, parents of Ezra Stone, Class of 1935.
The Princess Grace Scholarship
was made possible by a grant from the Princess Grace Foundation-USA in memory of Grace Kelly, Class of 1949.
The Samuel Freeman Scholarship
endowed by the Samuel Freeman Charitable Trust.
The Spencer Tracy Scholarship
was created through the efforts of Miss Katherine Hepburn in memory of Spencer Tracy, Class of 1923.
The Suzanne Powers Scholarship
was established by Susan Towles Schleicher, Class of 1923,
known professionally as Suzanne Powers.
The William Randolph Hearst Scholarship
, for underprivileged and minority students, was endowed by the Hearst Foundation.
Annual Scholarship Support provided by:
American Theatre Wing
Episcopal Actors Guild
Estate of Maxine Little Collier (Alumna)
Spiritus Gladius Foundation
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