A central tenet of Tom Oppenheim’s Artistic Directorship has been to make the studio’s work accessible to all, to diversify access to Stella Adler’s work. Under Oppenheim’s leadership, the studio has given nearly $1,000,000 in scholarships for BIPOC students.

The studio is delighted to announce the 2021 application process for Diversity Scholarships for the 3-Year Conservatory, Evening Conservatory or LA Conservatory for matriculation in Fall 2021. The application window is NOW OPEN. These scholarships will cover up to the full tuition cost for the first year of training with assistantship opportunities for the second and third years. The scholarships are one of several efforts to support the studio’s priority to develop a student body that reflects the society in which it exists.

New this year, students may also apply for this scholarship if interested in the 10-Week Summer Conservatory program.

Applications for Fall 2021 Diversity Scholarships are NOW CLOSED. We are no longer accepting new submissions. Applications for the Summer and Fall of 2022 will open on January 1, 2022.

Deadline to Apply: January 25th, 2021 – Applications Now Closed

The criteria for application is:
1. Applicants should identify as BIPOC.
2. Only complete applications will be considered.

To apply, please submit the following documents:
1. A completed Application Form
2. A Headshot (or any clear photo of yourself)
3. An Actor Resume (CV)

After submitting the online application, you will receive an email with your default login information for ADLERnet where you can upload your photo and resume.

Diversity Scholarship Application

Once a complete application is received, applicants will be invited to submit a video audition and schedule an interview. Please prepare two contrasting monologues: one contemporary/realism monologue and one classical monologue that should be no longer than 90 seconds in length each. To submit your video audition, please submit a link to the video to our Video Auditions Submission Form.

**These scholarships are only eligible for the 3-Year Conservatory, Evening Conservatory and LA Conservatory. We will also consider applications for the 10-Week Summer Conservatory program. They cannot be used for other training programs. More information on the Professional Conservatory can be found at https://www.stellaadler.com/classes/professional-conservatory/. Here is a video on the Stella Adler Studio: http://youtu.be/WOkwoIXyeFI.

Any questions regarding the diversity scholarship can be emailed to Ryan Chittaphong at ryan@stellaadler.com.



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