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Celebrity Scholarships

Celebrity Scholarships

Let celebrities support you for a change!

Elizabeth Hoyt

May 24, 2013

Celebrities: you know them well enough that it feels as if they’re actually your friends.

What better way to payback super-fans than by paying for their education?

Check out the following celebrity scholarships and let the celebs care about your career path, for a change.


Note: Many of these scholarships are renewed annually. If they’re not open currently, the applications guidelines are detailed on their respective web sites. Don’t worry! Fastweb will send you a new scholarship notification email when each scholarship becomes available again.

Alec Baldwin Drama Scholarship

The Alec Baldwin Drama Scholarship is available to students at New York University, Tisch School of the Arts.

You must demonstrate talent, an unwavering work ethic, leadership skills, a willingness to collaborate, an ability to tolerate risk and work with constructive criticism to qualify for this award.

Preference is given to students who are high performers with high financial need.

Deadline: Rolling

Age: College Freshman to College Senior

Apply for the Alec Baldwin Drama Scholarship.

Letterman Telecommunications Scholarship

The Letterman Telecommunications Scholarship is available to full-time students at Ball State University, College of Telecommunications.

You must have completed between 30 and 102 semester hours, be majoring or minoring in telecommunications, and have a reasonable expectation to become a professional in the industry to qualify for this award.

Deadline: 4/4/14

Age: College Junior to College Senior

Apply for the Letterman Telecommunications Scholarship.

Past the application deadline? Don’t worry – most of the celebrity scholarship are renewed annually! Fastweb will send you a new scholarship notification email when each scholarship becomes available again.

Bruce Lee Foundation Scholarship

The Bruce Lee Foundation Scholarship is available to students over the age of 16 who demonstrate Bruce Lee’s passion for education as well as his qualities of honest expression, forward thought, self-exploration, and assertiveness.

You must plan to enroll at or be currently attending an two-year college, four-year university or trade/vocational school in the U.S. in order to be considered for this award.

Selection is also based on, but not limited to, involvement in extracurricular activities, community service, work experience and knowledge of Bruce Lee.

Deadline: 6/14/13

Age: Minimum of 16

Apply for the Bruce Lee Foundation Scholarship.

Past the application deadline? Don’t worry – most of the celebrity scholarship are renewed annually! Fastweb will send you a new scholarship notification email when each scholarship becomes available again.

Shawn Carter Foundation Scholarship

The Shawn Carter Foundation Scholarship is available to high school seniors, students who have received a GED, current undergraduate students and students attending a vocational or trade school.

In order to be considered for this award, you must demonstrate a desire to pursue a higher education in the face of personal or socio-economic setbacks.

You must also be a U.S. citizen, under the age of 25 and have a minimum GPA of 2.0 to qualify for this award.

Deadline: Renews in 2014

Age: maximum of 25

Apply for the Shawn Carter Foundation Scholarship.

Past the application deadline? Don’t worry – most of the celebrity scholarship are renewed annually! Fastweb will send you a new scholarship notification email when each scholarship becomes available again.

Dizzy Feet Foundation Scholarship

Founded by Nigel Lythgoe, Adam Shankman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Katie Holmes, the Dizzy Feet Foundation is built off of a love of dance.

The Dizzy Feet Foundation Scholarship is open to students who are at least 15 years of age who are studying at an accredited dance school, studio, university or other institution.

You must be a U.S. citizen and demonstrate talent, technical skill and dance expression to be considered for this award. You must be nominated by your school in order to qualify for this award.

Deadline: Rolling

Age: minimum of 15

Apply for the Dizzy Feet Foundation Scholarship.

Michael Jackson Scholarship

The Michael Jackson Scholarship is available to undergraduates attending a UNCF member college studying communications, performing arts or English.

Age: Undergraduate students

Deadline: Opens again August 1, 2013

For more information on the Michael Jackson Scholarship, visit UNCF.

Past the application deadline? Don’t worry – most of the celebrity scholarship are renewed annually! Fastweb will send you a new scholarship notification email when each scholarship becomes available again.

Kid Rock’s Made in Detroit Scholarship

Preferences students who are full-time or part-time undergraduate or graduate students majoring in music.

All currently enrolled full-time or part-time undergraduate and graduate students at Wayne State University are eligible. However, students majoring in music, music technology, music business or a related field will be given preference.

Although a minimum GPA is not required, recipients must demonstrate financial need and be residents of the state of Michigan.

Eligibility: Students that are MI residents demonstrating financial need

Deadline: February 1 of each year

Find more information on the Kid Rock’s Made in Detroit Scholarship, here.

Past the application deadline? Don’t worry – most of the celebrity scholarship are renewed annually! Fastweb will send you a new scholarship notification email when each scholarship becomes available again.

Earl Woods Scholarship

The Earl Woods Scholarship Program offers tuition and other financial assistance to high school junior and seniors from select geographic regions or by invitation.

Candidates must demonstrate academic achievement (with a minimum GPA of 3.0);a commitment to community service; and financial need to qualify for the EWSP.

There is a competitive application process and the student must be planning to attend an accredited four-year university in the United States immediately after high school graduation.

Eligibility: GPA, community service and age requirements

Deadline: Renews in 2014

For more information on the Earl Woods Scholarship, Tiger Woods Foundation.

Past the application deadline? Don’t worry – most of the celebrity scholarship are renewed annually! Fastweb will send you a new scholarship notification email when each scholarship becomes available again.

John Lennon Scholarship

The John Lennon Scholarship competition is open only to U.S. college students between the ages of 17 and 24.

Three scholarships with prizes totaling $20,000 will be awarded to the best original songs submitted to the competition.

Established in 1997 by Yoko Ono, this scholarship program honors the memory of one of the preeminent songwriters of the 20th century, John Lennon.

Lennon’s enormous creative legacy includes such songs as, “I Want To Hold Your Hand,” “Strawberry Fields,” “Imagine,” “I Am the Walrus,” “All You Need Is Love,” and “Come Together” and continues to inspire and uplift new generations of music lovers around the world.

More than $340,000 in scholarships have been awarded over the past fifteen years.

Age: 17-24 years

Deadline: Renews in 2014

For more information on the John Lennon Scholarship competition, BMI Foundation.

Past the application deadline? Don’t worry – most of the celebrity scholarship are renewed annually! Fastweb will send you a new scholarship notification email when each scholarship becomes available again.

Blackberry Scholars Program

You may already recognize this program since Alicia Keys is involved as their spokesperson.

The BlackBerry® Scholars Program is a global four-year scholarship program for outstanding women entering their first year of undergraduate study at an accredited college or university.

The Program is designed to help increase the number of women studying and influencing the future of mobile computing, including Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, and particularly those with an interest and/or aptitude in the mobile computing space.

Women who will be entering their first year of study in the 2013-2014 academic year and are interested in this scholarship may apply for the Program by 5pm EST on the June 26th, 2013 application deadline.

The scholarship award (individually, a “Scholarship” or an “Award”, together, the “Awards”) includes full tuition and will be awarded at the beginning of the school year.

The Scholarship does not cover room and board, other living expenses, books or materials fees, transportation, or other costs not included in tuition.

Up to 10 Awards will be granted by BlackBerry in accordance with the selection criteria.

Age: Females only, 18+

Deadline: 6/26/13

For more information on the Blackberry Scholars Program, click here.

Past the application deadline? Don’t worry – most of the celebrity scholarship are renewed annually! Fastweb will send you a new scholarship notification email when each scholarship becomes available again.

The Gates Millennium Scholars Program

The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program selects 1,000 talented students each year to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice.

Gates Millennium Scholars are provided with personal and professional development through our leadership programs along with academic support throughout their college career.

Age: High school graduates

Deadline: Renews in 2014

For more information on the Gates Millennium Scholars Program, GMS web site.

Past the application deadline? Don’t worry – most of the celebrity scholarship are renewed annually! Fastweb will send you a new scholarship notification email when each scholarship becomes available again.

Tony Bennett College Scholarship

The Tony Bennett College Scholarship is available to high school seniors graduating from one of the partner schools of Exploring the Arts.

You must plan to enroll at a four-year college or conservatory and be majoring in an art or performing art field to qualify for this award.

Age: College Freshman

Deadline: Rolling

Obtain more information on the Tony Bennett College Scholarship.

David Geffen Medical Scholarship

The David Geffen Medical Scholarship is available to entering students at the David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA. Consideration for this award is based on merit.
Age: Graduate Year One Deadline: Rolling

Obtain more information on the David Geffen Medical Scholarship.



Have you seen a celebrity scholarship that’s not included? If so, we’d love to hear about it!


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