The John L. Dales Scholarship Fund was created in 1973 in honor of the Guild’s longtime Executive Secretary. Throughout its distinguished history, the Scholarship Fund has helped qualified SAG-AFTRA members and their children reach their educational potential by providing more than six million dollars in scholarships for study at accredited institutions of higher learning.
The number and amount of the awards to be given are determined annually. There are two types of scholarships: The Standard scholarships are for eligible members and children of eligible members for college education. The Transitional scholarships are designed to assist those experienced SAG-AFTRA members who need further education to change their careers, and who require financial assistance in order to obtain it.
The awards apply only to accredited and licensed universities, colleges, junior colleges, adult specialty schools or trade/vocational schools. Past recipients have graduated from college and several have started their own successful businesses. The Foundation is proud that many recipients of the John L. Dales scholarships have risen to leadership positions in the entertainment industry.
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