The Nicholas Endowment TFT Summer Institute Scholarship
The Nicholas Endowment TFT Summer Institute is a need- and merit-based scholarship opportunity for underserved/underrepresented high school students enrolled in grades 9-12 who would benefit significantly from a Summer Institute experience. Both partial and full scholarships are available for high school students enrolled in UCLA Theater Summer Institutes including Acting and Performance, Camera Acting, Content Creation and Scriptwriting, Design Innovation -Costume, Live Performance and Media, Musical Theater, Stage Management, and Voice-over & Camera Acting.
To apply for the Nicholas Endowment TFT Summer Institute Scholarship, you must meet the following minimum eligibility criteria:
Deferred payment of the deposit required for enrollment is available to those who meet additional need-based criteria. See Deferred Deposit for more information.
Nicholas Endowment Award
The Nicholas Endowment Award will be awarded based on academic ability and financial need to support underrepresented voices who would benefit significantly from a Summer Institute experience.
Awards vary but will not exceed the total amount for a single Summer Institute. Awards are not intended to cover travel costs and may not cover accommodations or textbooks and other course materials.
This year, $25,000 is available to support selected high school students. Both partial and full scholarships will be awarded. The award amount will reflect the fees of the Summer Institute in which the applicant is enrolled.
If selected, scholarship recipients will create a short thank you video and contribute to a book of images and messages documenting their experience in the program for our generous donors.
All requirements below should be acquired and prepared prior to starting the online Nicholas Endowment TFT Summer Institute Scholarship form.
Questions? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants must answer three essay prompts. Please answer the question below (Section 1) and then select two out of the six questions in Section 2 to answer. Each answer should be between 250–300 words.
Section 1 (must be answered):
Section 2 (Please choose two from the following questions):
Personal Statements should be prepared ahead of application and saved in one singular Word or PDF document to upload into the online form.
How to Apply
Registration for UCLA Summer Sessions requires a deposit of $150; however, the deposit amount may be deferred for students who meet all eligibility requirements for the Nicholas Endowment TFT Summer Institute Scholarship, complete the application prior to the deadline, AND meet one of the following qualifications:
Those applying for Deferred Deposit can attach the required documentation during the Nicholas Endowment Scholarship online form and will be contacted after successful submission of the online Form with further steps.
NOTE: Receiving Deferred Deposit does NOT indicate student will receive a Summer Scholarship, as the scholarship is very competitive. In the event you apply for a scholarship and are not granted one, you will have 24 business hours to pay the $150 deposit; otherwise, you will be dropped from your program.