Financial Need Scholarships

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Financial Needs Scholarships

Late Summer Financial Need Scholarships

The Stella Adler Academy of Acting and Theatre – Los Angeles

…Is looking for a few focused, hard-working and community-minded people who cannot afford to study acting but have a great desire and passion for doing so. If you fit this description, you are invited to apply for our Scholarship Program. Space is limited.

Applicants will go through an involved interview process, and will have to prove financial need in order to be considered. Scholarships of varying amounts will be given up to 50%, based on financial need.

If you self-identify as a member of a historically marginalized group you are especially encouraged to apply.


  • You have not previously taken classes at Stella Adler Academy and Theatre (if you have please contact us for information on how to apply)
  • You make under $35,000 per year (individually)
  • You live in the Los Angeles area

Application requirements:

After your initial application is reviewed, eligible applicants will be invited to submit a self tape, no longer than three minutes, covering these three topics:

  1. Tell us about a time you helped someone or volunteered in your community.
  2. Tell us about a time you overcame a challenge or obstacle and what you learned from it.
  3. Beyond the scholarship, why Stella Adler?

Application deadline: July 26, 2024
Term dates: September 3rd-October 25th, 2024

Submission Instructions:
The application form, essay, resume, letter of recommendation and supporting financial documents should be sent to our scholarship coordinator, Salim Aliaga, at Upon initial review of financial eligibility, Salim will send a link to upload your video.

*These scholarships are made possible by a generous grant from The Frank McHugh-O’Donovan Foundation and through The Barry E. Bialik Scholarship by The Campbell Foundation.

Term Dates


July 1 – August 23

SCHOOL BREAK: August 26 – August 30

Late Summer
September 3 – October 25

October 28 – December 20


January 6 - February 28

March 3 - April 25

SCHOOL BREAK: April 28 - May 2

Late Spring
May 5 - June 27

June 30 - August 22

SCHOOL BREAK: August 25 - August 29

Late Summer
September 1 - October 24

October 27 - December 19

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