Diversity Scholarships

Funded by Disney, ACLP's Diversity Scholarships support students from diverse backgrounds or low socioeconomic status who may otherwise be challenged in completing an internship.

Each scholarship recipient is awarded $5000 (USD), to be dispersed in increments over the course of the internship contingent on satisfactory progress, as well as an ACLP Associate Level Membership for one year.*

Recipients are required to send in their mid-term evaluation. Scholarship monies will not be dispersed if at mid-point they are not in good standing with their internship program. Applicants should only apply for the semester in which they have secured an internship.

*ACLP will award each recipient the Associate Level Membership within one year of the scholarship being granted.


Individuals who meet the following criteria are encouraged to apply for the diversity scholarship:

  • Identify as part of a historically excluded group (i.e. race, gender, sexual-orientation, etc) AND/OR

  • People whose self-reported fixed expenses take up the majority of their income (i.e. rent, car payment, utility bills, etc)

Application Dates

Applicants should only apply for scholarships available the semester in which they have secured an internship.


Applications will only be accepted through ACLP's online application portal. Applications submitted via email, fax, or mail will not be accepted. 

Have questions on how to complete the ACLP Diversity Scholarship Application? 

Read through the Tip Sheet for additional support.

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Past Recipients

Read about the past recipients of the Diversity Scholarship.

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