Acting is perhaps the most dreamed of profession in the world. People all over the world are attracted towards this profession by the glittering fame of super stars. In the past actors learned by doing small roles and then became super stars by luck but the trends in film industries all over the world are changing. Now film producers and directors look for new talents that are professionally trained to be an actor. To fulfill the demands of the film industry many acting schools have been formulated that produce professionally trained actors. The cost of professional courses in acting is generally high and student with average resources is unable to fund his acting course without some kind of financial aid. Many acting schools provide film scholarships for students who show promise in the field of acting. Some of such scholarships are as follows.
- The Irene Ryan Foundation provides numerous scholarships for students in the remembrance of late Irene Ryan, better known as ‘Granny Clampett’ in The Beverly Hillbillies. This organization is based in California. The scholarships are provided to students who have shown aspiring talent in various acting festivals. The amount of the scholarships is $500.
- The Purdue University is a very reputable institute in field of acting. It runs many scholarships programs for talented students. Among its many popular programs is a The R.B. Stewart Scholarship program that provides aid to students with minimum GPA of 2.5 in theatre classes, The Joe Stockdale/Ross Smith Scholarship which is awarded to talented first year students majoring in theatre, and The Theatre Merit Award that also provides aid to students majoring in theatre.
- The Donna Reed Foundation for the Performing Arts is a reputable organization that provides aid to students majoring in all sorts of performing arts. They offer numerous scholarships which are grouped in categories, such as acting, vocal and musical theater. There are numerous film scholarships available to students joining a course related to any field of acting.
Acting is a passion for most of young generation students. These students can polish their natural talents with joining a course in acting. Students can also find hundreds of scholarships other than the scholarships mentioned above for acting students. These scholarships can be search over the internet with scholarships search engines. Many acting schools also provide aid to students from different cultures across the world to attract international students to join their college.