Marion Ross Scholarship

In the spring of 1983, SDSU alumna (1950) and professional actress Marion Ross established a charitable trust, the interest from which would, for ten years, provide scholarships for SDSU drama students who “have demonstrated exceptional ability or promise as actors and plan to pursue professional careers in acting.” Ross is a talented and versatile actress of stage, TV, and film. She won two Emmys for her ten-year portrayal of Marion Cunningham on the series Happy Days, and starred as the indomitable grandmother in another series, Brooklyn Bridge. Ross is also a distinguished woman of the theatre, and has appeared both on and off-Broadway, on national tour, and at the Old Globe Theatre and the La Jolla Playhouse.In the spring of 1993, Ross permanently endowed the entire principal in this trust to further support acting students.

To apply for this scholarship, submit a General Application.

If you do not meet all of these requirements in a given term, you may lose your scholarship eligibility and your scholarship may be canceled.


  • Recipients must be graduate students pursing a program of study in Theatre Arts in the College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts.
  • Graduate students are not required to be enrolled full-time.

To be determined by the scholarship committee.