The 2014 Application Period is now closed.

The Foundation's Mister Rogers Memorial Scholarship Program awards four $10,000 scholarships to graduate students ONLY to support and encourage them to pursue a career in children’s media and further the values and principles of Fred Rogers’ work. The scholarships are project-based and are not to be used for tuition.

Children's Media. Your Vision. His Neighborhood. Our Scholarships.

In addition to the monetary award, successful applicants are mentored by children’s programming professionals during the academic year. Mentors are identified from the Television Academy’s Los Angeles or New York membership and assigned based on proximity to the recipient. The mentor and the recipient will communicate in person, by phone and by e-mail on a regular basis.

Three of the Mister Rogers Memorial Scholarships are made possible through the generous underwriting of Ernst & Young. The Grable Foundation sponsors one scholarship (New Media for Children) specifically for students in the Pittsburgh area.

“As a recipient of the Fred Rogers Scholarship, I can imagine no greater honor than to be invited into such a fabulous community. Indeed, it was one of the most affirming and memorable moments of my life.” - Sabrina Connell, Fred Rogers Memorial Scholarship Winner


The Legacy of Fred Rogers

 "I'd just like to be remembered for being a compassionate human being who happened to be fortunate enough to be born at a time when there was a fabulous thing called television."
- Fred Rogers

From 1967 to 2001, Fred Rogers produced his daily children's television program, celebrating imagination and play, exploring children's feelings and sense of self worth, and treating young viewers with love and respect. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood continues to air on PBS stations throughout the United States and remains the gold standard of how television can enlighten, educate and increase social consciousness and understanding.

Please direct all inquiries to Nancy Robinson at 818-754-2800