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Academy Gold Out-of-State Applicant Eligibility

Please note: Stipend awards have been suspended for 2020-2021 due to pandemic.

The Academy Foundation would like to offer a limited number of one-time stipends to students who fit the out-of-state criteria and whose participation in the Academy Gold program contributes to a diverse community of co-learners that value a variety of cultures and backgrounds. The goal of these stipends is to support students who need assistance to complete an internship in the entertainment industry in the Los Angeles area.

Stipend award

Award amount will be approximately $1000 per student and is intended to help offset travel and housing costs incurred as an enrolled participant of the program.

How to Apply

Stipend applications are suspended at this time.



Stipend awards will be based upon the information provided in the attached application.

Notification of Stipends

Applicants will be notified within 2-4 weeks of Academy Gold program acceptance.

Award Acceptance Requirement

All award recipients agree to submit a 1-2 paragraph essay or testimonial to the Academy upon completion of the program. Essays must describe how your Academy Gold experience and your award assisted you in meeting your current and future career and educational interests and goals. Submissions become the property of the Academy Foundation and excerpts/images may be used in sponsor (donor) reports and in print/electronic publications.

Refund Policy

Should the student, under any circumstance, choose to withdraw from or not be able to complete the program, they are required to return the award money within 30 calendar days upon termination of the program.