Scholarships and Awards

The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, New York campus offers two scholarships, one for domestic and one for international on-matriculated students . In addition, a scholarship is awarded to an enrolled student after three semesters of study.

Click Here To Expand the JOHNNY DEPP SCHOLARSHIP

Johnny Depp is an international star whose dedication to his craft and the specifics of each moment has yielded some of this generation’s most nuanced and alive performances. His boundless imagination, paired with his incredible devotion to the investigation of human behavior and the resulting specificity of his characters, makes Johnny Depp a model for all actors at the beginning of their careers and a brilliant standard for this scholarship recipient.

The Johnny Depp Scholarship is annually awarded to one passionate student dedicated to lifelong artistic development and actor training. The winning candidate is selected based on the applicant’s artistic achievements, community leadership, and interest in Lee Strasberg’s work.

The Johnny Depp Scholarship is open to domestic non-matriculated students only. (International students should apply for the Eleonora Duse Scholarship). To be considered, individuals must submit the completed application and required supplemental materials. The Johnny Depp Scholarship is awarded each academic year for three consecutive semesters (Fall, Winter & Spring) of full-time study in the One-Year Conservatory at the New York campus.Scholarship recipients should expect to begin their studies at the start of the Fall semester commencing in September. Completed applications, including all supplemental information,
must be postmarked by the application due date.

 

Applications should be mailed to:
The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute
Attn: The Johnny Depp Scholarship
115 East 15th Street | Lee Strasberg Way
New York, NY 10003

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

  • 18 years or older by the start of the Fall 2018 semester.
  • Be a domestic student.
  • Must be able to start in the Fall term at the New York location
  • Have completed high school or the equivalent with a 2.5 GPA (75/100) or higher.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Please submit:

  • One completed scholarship application
  • Copy of your latest academic transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation, no more than 6 months old from a professional or
    teacher who can speak about your work
  • One passport sized photo, for identification purposes only
  • Resume/Headshot
  • Copy of valid picture ID- driver’s license, passport

IMPORTANT DATES

  • May 1, 2018: Opening date for accepting applications.
  • June 1, 2018: Application deadline; all materials must be postmarked by this date.
  • June/July 2018: Candidate Interviews (in person or via Skype)
  • August 2018: All applicants notified via email of their application status
  • 3 Consecutive semesters of study:
    • Fall 2018: September-December
    • Winter 2019: January- March
    • Spring 2019: April-June
Click Here To Expand the Eleonora Duse Scholarship

Eleonora Duse was an inspiration to Lee Strasberg and an early case study in the development of Stanislavsky’s “System” and The Method. As a result, this scholarship represents the artistic relationship between these theatrical magnates and the Institute’s role in developing future generations of vibrant international actors.

The Eleonora Duse Scholarship is annually awarded to one passionate student dedicated to lifelong artistic development and actor training. The winning candidate is selected based on the applicant’s artistic achievements, community leadership, and interest in Lee Strasberg’s work.

The Eleonora Duse Scholarship is open to international non-matriculated students only. (Domestic students should apply for the Johnny Depp Scholarship). To be considered, individuals must submit the completed application and required supplemental materials. The Eleanora Duse Scholarship is awarded each academic year for three consecutive semesters (Fall, Winter & Spring) of full-time study in the One-Year Conservatory at the New York campus. Scholarship recipients should expect to begin their studies at the start of the Fall semester commencing in September. Completed applications, including all supplemental information, must be postmarked by the application due date.

 

Applications should be mailed to:
The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute
Attn: The Eleonora Duse Scholarship
115 East 15th Street | Lee Strasberg Way
New York, NY 10003

For more information about the scholarship program, please contact the Institute at
212-533-5500 or email scholarships@strasberg.com.

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

  • 18 years or older by the start of the Fall 2018 semester.
  • International student (not a US citizen or permanent resident)
  • Be a New York applicant for the Fall term.
  • Have completed high school or the equivalent with a 2.5 GPA (75/100) or higher.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Please submit:

  • One completed scholarship application
  • Copy of your latest transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation, no more than 6 months old, from a professional or
    teacher who can speak about your work
  • One passport sized photo, for identification purposes only
  • Resume/Headshot
  • Copy of valid passport

Non-native English speakers must submit:

  • TOEFL exam results with a score of 85 or higher (taken within two years of application
    deadline)

Important Dates

  • May 1, 2018: Opening date for accepting applications.
  • June 1, 2018: Application deadline; all materials must be postmarked by this date.
  • June/July 2018: Candidate Interviews (in person or via Skype)
  • August 2018: All applicants notified via email of their application status
  • 3 Consecutive semesters of study:
    • Fall 2018: September-December
    • Winter 2019: January- March
    • Spring 2019: April-June

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

  • Any incomplete applications will be disqualified.
  • If you do not meet the minimum requirements, you will not be considered.
  • Application materials will not be returned.
  • After we receive your completed application, you will receive a confirmation receipt email
    from the Institute.
  • Housing and educational materials are not included with the scholarship, and the
    winning candidate will need to make his/her own housing arrangements.
  • There is no audition, but if you are selected as a finalist, there is an interview that can be
    completed via Skype or in person.
  • If you have applied in past years and were not selected as the scholarship recipient, you
    are welcome to apply again.
  • The scholarship application is the only application you need to complete; you do not
    need to submit the standard application for admission to the school.
Click Here To Expand the VINCENT D’ONOFRIO AWARD

ONLY FOR CURRENTLY ENROLLED STUDENTS

The Vincent D’Onofrio Award recognizes a current Institute student who embodies the characteristics of this great and versatile performer. This scholarship is presented to a matriculated student, either domestic or international, with a passion for the craft of acting, unique talent, and a dedication to lifelong artistic development. Applications will be available to enrolled students on May 1st at the front desk. Applicants must have completed Fall 2017, Winter 2017 as a full-time student and be enrolled in his/her third full-time semester in the Spring 2018.