Applicants must be SAG-AFTRA members or dependents of SAG-AFTRA members who are paid current with their SAG-AFTRA dues to April 30, 2021.
No. ONE parent must be paid current with their SAG-AFTRA dues to April 30, 2021.
Yes. Applicant member and parent(s) earnings can be combined to make the earnings requirement.
Note: If one of the parents, or the applicant, is on Suspended Payment, Terminated or Fee-Paying-Non-Member, that person’s earnings would not be included in the combined earnings. Earnings of the parent(s) or applicant on Honorable Withdrawal or Deceased (providing the member was Active at the time of death) would be included in the combined earnings.
Yes. SAT or ACT scores, high school and college transcripts (if applicable) must be provided along with all other requested information such as financial aid documents, etc.
Note: If an applicant is a junior and has previously received a John L. Dales Scholarship, they need not submit their high school transcripts and SAT or ACT scores.
No. A new personal essay is required each time an applicant applies.
The scholarship Committee will look most favorably on letters of recommendation that meet the following criteria:
Academic standing, financial need, the personal essay, and letters of recommendation.
Yes. An applicant may receive up to four (4) John L. Dales Standard Scholarships in a lifetime if they meet the criteria. Learn more about the different types of scholarships here.
Yes. An applicant may receive up to two (2) John L. Dales Transitional Scholarships in a lifetime if they meet the criteria. Learn more about the different types of scholarships here.
No. The applicant may receive one (1) George Heller Memorial Standard or Transitional Scholarship in a lifetime. Learn more about the different types of scholarships here.
No. The SAG-AFTRA Foundation Scholarship Program is competitive and each scholarship is awarded on the basis of criteria established by the Scholarship Committee.
No. The judgments of the SAG-AFTRA Scholarship Committee are final.
The deadline for submitting the complete application with 2020 Federal Tax Return is May 31, 2021 at 12PM (PST).
From September of the current year to August of the next year.
The SAG-AFTRA Foundation Scholarship Committee usually meets in July of the competition year and the results are usually announced following that awards meeting.
Note: These documents must be received at the Foundation office by September 30, 2021 to receive the scholarship check.
Davidson Lloyd, Director of Assistance Programs, 323-549-6649
If you would like to begin gathering information for the 2020 Scholarship Application early, you can take a look at the sample application by clicking here. Please note that only applications submitted through the online scholarship application system will be accepted.