Alec Baldwin makes $1 million donation to alma mater
- Photo: James Devaney/WireImage1 of 11
- Photo: Gregg DeGuire/WireImage2 of 11
- Photo: KYLE ROVER/StarTraks3 of 11
- Photo: JAVIER MATEO/StarTraks4 of 11
- Photo: JAVIER MATEO/StarTraks5 of 11
- Photo: IZ2/WENN6 of 11
- Photo: IZ2/WENN7 of 11
- Photo: Charles Sykes/Invision/AP8 of 11
- Photo: CONTRAST/StarTraks9 of 11
- Photo: Sara De Boer/StarTraks10 of 11
More Celeb News
- 'Band of Brothers' vet William Guarnere dies at 90MSNEntertainment 3/9/2014 1:40:07 PM
- Zac Efron Shops Dildos in 'Neighbors,' Proving Once Again He's Far More TMSNEntertainment 3/9/2014 11:43:00 AM
- '300: Rise of an Empire' Storms Overseas Box Office With $88 MillionMSNEntertainment 3/9/2014 11:41:00 AM
- AP Top Premium Entertainment Headlines At 2:47 p.m. EDTMSNEntertainment 3/9/2014 11:40:29 AM
- Marvel expands Infinite with 'Ultimate Spider-Man'MSNEntertainment 3/9/2014 11:33:56 AM
- 'Band of Brothers' vet William Guarnere dies at 90
Alec Baldwin has donated $1 million to a scholarship program at his alma mater.
The "30 Rock" star wrote the check out to educators at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where Baldwin graduated with a bachelor's degree in fine arts in 1994.
The money will be put toward the Alec Baldwin Drama Scholarship Fund, as well as the Talent Identification Process, which provides support to promising students with financial problems.
A statement from the star reads, "At a time when funds for higher education appear to be more difficult than ever to access, it's my great pleasure to do what I can to bring the best possible candidates into the Tisch program, a program which I believe is the best in the country."
Dean Mary Schmidt Campbell couldn't be more grateful, telling The Hollywood Reporter, "Alec's generous and transformative gift enables us to think about arts recruitment in the same way as a top athletic program scouts talent, providing scholarship support to the most exciting young voices, who will in turn become the next generation of leaders in their fields. His talent and generosity are examples for all of our students."
This is the second donation Baldwin has made to the college. He made a gift of the same amount in 2009.
He will return to the school next year to teach a drama course.
RELATED: Angelina Jolie's major donation
Get out the vote
Where are they?
See where the cast of "Cruel Intentions" is today.Watch Video »
Sarah Michelle Gellar talks to Wonderwall's Chris Gardner about "terrifying" paparazzi, growing veggies with her daughter, why she never went to rehab.Watch Video »
From Mila Kunis to Mary-Kate Olsen, get the scoop on all the engagements in Hollywood on Replay.Watch Video »
The Rock flexes massive muscle while getting sentimental on Celebs Gone Social hosted by Wonderwall editor Chris Gardner.Watch Video »
Rihanna, Katy Perry, and Heidi Klum all get an F on this week's Fashion Offenders.Watch Video »
Kendall and Kylie take Wonderwall behind the scenes at a photo shoot and chat family, embarrassing style moments and more!Watch Video »
From Crowd Ignite