Alec Baldwin gives $1 mil to Tisch school

Actor's alma mater will use donation for scholarship fund

Alec Baldwin has donated $1 million to his alma mater the Tisch School of the Arts in New York to establish the Alec Baldwin Drama Scholarship Fund.

"The support I got from Tisch made it possible for me to become an actor and to have a career in this business," Baldwin said. "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."

Beginning in September, the endowed fund will provide tuition assistance to students, who will be known as "Alec Baldwin Drama Scholars."

"We are blessed to have great alumni such as Alec Baldwin. His life and career are a model of the work ethic, leadership skills and commitment we value at Tisch. In order to have great alumni you need to start with great students," said Dean Mary Schmidt Campbell. "Great students come from all over the world, and scholarships such as Alec's enable us to attract and retain the best of the best to attend the Tisch School of the Arts regardless of their ability to pay."