AD: Stella Adler Conservatory Diversity Scholarships

Stella Adler Studio of Acting
New York, NY 10006


Ryan Chittaphong

Job Details


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 in an informal application process. In an effort to make that work more transparent and visible, the studio has created a formal application process for future scholarships.

The studio is therefore delighted to publicly announce the application process for diversity scholarships for the 3-Year Conservatory or Evening Conservatory for matriculation in Fall 2020 in NYC. These scholarships will cover up to the full tuition cost for the first year of training. 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.

Deadline to Apply: Monday, August 3rd, 2020

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 Link

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 elgible for the 3-Year Conservatory and Evening Conservatory. They cannot be used for other training programs. More information on the Professional Conservatory can be found at Here is a video on the Stella Adler Studio:

For more general information, please reach out to

Any questions regarding the diversity scholarship can be emailed to Ryan Chittaphong at