Our Mission

The Dan Velez Scholarship Fund aims to grant aspiring, driven, and passionate actors the financial and career support to help them achieve their dreams.  Three recipients will be carefully selected through essays, interviews, and talent observation.  Recipients will receive monetary support for their career, access to industry professionals, and mentorship opportunities.

Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts.
— Winston Churchill

What We've Achieved

  • After Dan passed away we raised enough funds to offer $3000.00 to 3 aspiringing actors.
  • In 2016 we had our first annual Dan Velez Scholarship Gala, to raise money for following years, to bring awareness to the scholarship fund, and to announce the 2016 winners.
  • In 2016 we were granted 501(c)3 status and officially became a sanctioned scholarship non-profit by the IRS.