SAF-AFTRA Foundation Scholarship Program

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation John L. Dales Scholarship Fund was created in 1973 in honor of the legacy Screen Actors Guild (SAG) longtime Executive Secretary. Since its creation, the John L.Dales Scholarship Fund has awarded more than $8.1 million in scholarships to over 2,000 SAG-AFTRA members and their dependents.

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation George Heller Memorial Scholarship Fund was created in 1967 in honor of George Heller, one of American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) founders. Since its creation, the George Heller Memorial Scholarship Fund has awarded hundreds of scholarships to members and their dependents.

Scholarships are granted for study at accredited and licensed universities, colleges, junior colleges, adult specialty schools and trade/vocational schools. The number and amount awarded are determined annually by a committee of the SAG-AFTRA Foundation.

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation Scholarships are available for eligible SAG-AFTRA members and their dependents and made possible through gifts, grants and sponsorships.


Annual Amount

The number and amount awarded are determined annually by a committee of the SAG-AFTRA Foundation.

Additional Selection Criteria

There are four types of scholarships, each based on SAG-AFTRA membership and earnings eligibility requirements:

John L. Dales Standard Scholarship

The John L. Dales Standard Scholarship is awarded to eligible SAG-AFTRA members and their dependents for study at accredited and licensed universities, colleges, junior colleges, adult specialty schools and trade/vocational schools. 

John L. Dales Transitional Scholarship

The John L. Dales Transitional Scholarship is awarded to eligible SAG-AFTRA members to pursue related professions within the entertainment industry or change their career paths through study at accredited and licensed universities, colleges, junior colleges, adult specialty schools and trade/vocational schools.

George Heller Memorial Scholarship

The George Heller Memorial Standard Scholarship is awarded to eligible SAG-AFTRA members and their dependents for study at accredited and licensed universities, colleges, junior colleges, adult specialty schools and trade/vocational schools.

George Heller Transitional Scholarship

The George Heller Memorial Transitional Scholarship is awarded to eligible SAG-AFTRA members to pursue related professions within the entertainment industry or change their career paths through study at accredited and licensed universities, colleges, adult specialty schools and trade/vocational schools.


Application Process

To apply, go to:  https://sagaftra.foundation/assistance/scholarship-programs/application/

Contact

Davidson Lloyd
Director of Assistance Programs
323-549-6649


Deadline

May 31, 2021

For the application or more information go to:
https://sagaftra.foundation/assistance/scholarship-programs/