Celebrity Sponsored Scholarships

Image Via Seinfeld Family Foundation

Image Via Seinfeld Family Foundation

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.

David Letterman

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)dizzy feet foundation

Eligibility: Talented dancers with financial need

Requirements: Not able to find information

Scholarship Amount: $1,500 – $7,500 toward dance education

Kid Rock

Eligibility: Wayne State music majors

Not able to find further information

Michael Jackson Scholarship

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)

Eligibility: Varies

Requirements: 3.0 GPA, community service, financial need.

Scholarship Amount: Up to $5,000 per year, renewable. Plus internships and tutors.

Will.I.Am (I Am Scholarship)

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.

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