The 30 Rock star, who graduated New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in 1984, has established the Alec Baldwin Drama Scholarship Fund, which will start in 2010.
The scholarship will provide tuition assistance to students who are in good academic standing, demonstrate financial need and exhibit “work ethic, development of leadership skills, willingness to collaborate, the ability to tolerate risk, and the capacity to work with constructive criticism,” according to university officials.
Special consideration will be also given to students from economically disadvantaged families or who are the first in their families to attend a college or university.
Baldwin says, “The support I got from Tisch made it possible for me to become an actor and to have a career in this business. It’s important to give back to those institutions that give us such opportunities, and I encourage anyone to look into supporting their alma mater.”