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The Kevin Corrigan Scholarship is annually awarded to a passionate young actor interested in learning about acting, growing their imaginations and furthering their artistic pursuits at The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute. This scholarship seeks to inspire the next generation of talent, following the example led by celebrated actor and Young Actors alumnus Kevin Corrigan:

“Lee Strasberg’s Young Actors Program was like being inside a planetarium – walking through those technicolor red doors into another realm, the knowledge and inspiration I found there, weekly! I went there seeking treasure; I learned that the treasure was inside of me, that my inner life had value, that the real riches in life are inside of us,”

Kevin Corrigan


The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute is dedicated to nurturing individual creativity and making theatre a more accessible and affordable space. The Lee & Anna Scholarship for Young Actors is available for a passionate young actor in need of financial assistance.

This annual scholarship honors the founding of The Institute by Lee and Anna Strasberg in 1969 and supports their vision of offering training in the innovative work of Lee Strasberg’s Method Acting to present and future generations of aspiring actors.

“If we cannot see the possibility of greatness, how can we dream it?”

Lee Strasberg


Young Actors Scholarships are open to non-matriculated students in the tri-state area who are entering or currently enrolled in 2nd-12th grade. Selection is based on a completed application that describes student achievements and interest in further study of acting.


Young Actors at Strasberg scholarship recipients should should expect to begin their studies at the start of the Fall semester, commencing in September, and attend our Saturday program for one full academic year (Fall, Winter & Spring). At the end of each term, the faculty and staff will assess the student to ensure they are in good standing and have been attending classes.


Deadline to apply for either scholarship is August 1st.


1) One Photo (headshot or recent photo).

2) One Letter of Reference that speaks to the student’s character. This may be from teachers, coaches, artistic professionals, academic advisers, or anyone who knows the applicant from a position of authority or instruction. Family members are not preferred. Letters should be typed in English, signed, dated and contain contact information. Letters of Reference cannot be more than six months old.

3) An Essay (250 words or more typed) describing your goals in the field of acting and why you wish to study at Young Actors at Strasberg. 

4) Verification of Previous Studies, recorded by whatever method your primary education institution employs each semester/quarter (i.e. report card, progress reports, mid-term grades, or partial transcripts) from middle school and/or high school studies. All submitted documentation must be in English or accompanied by an official, notarized English translation if issued in another language.