It’s better to give than to receive, and for these well-to-do celebrities, giving back to their alma maters or other deserving college students is one way they’re spending their money. It’s not as glitzy as a new Rolls, a yacht in St. Tropez, or a closet larger than most homes, but it is often greatly needed by students hard at work to pursue their own dreams.
Eligibility: Available at his alma mater, Ball State University in Indiana, to telecommunications juniors and seniors.
Requirements: Submit a written, audio or video project. Creativity is valued over academics; no GPA requirements.
Scholarship Amount: $10,000 for first prize
Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld Family Foundation Scholarship)
Eligibility: New York City public school seniors
Requirements: Considers academic achievement, financial need, creativity, leadership and community service.
Scholarship Amount: Covers all unmet costs for four years (i.e. tuition, books, room and board, and personal expenses).
Katie Holmes, Carrie Ann Inaba, Nigel Lythgoe, Adam Shankman (Dizzy Feet Foundation)
Eligibility: Talented dancers with financial need
Requirements: Not able to find information
Scholarship Amount: $1,500 – $7,500 toward dance education
Eligibility: Wayne State music majors
Not able to find further information
Eligibility: Undergrads attending a UNCF member college studying communications, English, or performing arts.
Requirements: 3.0 GPA, have financial aid, completed the FAFSA.
Scholarship Amount: $4,000 average, amount varies
Tiger Woods (Earl D. Woods Scholarship)
Requirements: 3.0 GPA, community service, financial need.
Scholarship Amount: Up to $5,000 per year, renewable. Plus internships and tutors.
Eligibility: Based on previous recipients, outstanding academic records and financial need.
Requirements: Not able to find further information.
Scholarship Amounts: Based on previous recipients, full-ride at school of choice covering tuition, books and room and board for four years.