John L. Dales & George Heller Memorial Scholarships

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 has awarded more than $7.5 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 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.

Give your support to the SAG-AFTRA Scholarships Fund.

There are four types of scholarships:

The John L. Dales Standard Scholarship is awarded to eligible SAG-AFTRA members and their dependents for study at accredited institutions of higher education.

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.

The George Heller Memorial Standard Scholarship is awarded to eligible SAG-AFTRA members and their dependents for study at accredited institutions of higher education.

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.

Applications for the 2019 scholarship will be available on November 15, 2018.  

The deadline to complete the scholarship application is:

12PM (PST) on March 15, 2019.

The deadline to submit Federal tax returns is:

12PM (PST) on April 30, 2019.

Contact:
Davidson Lloyd, Director of Assistance Programs323-549-6649