USC Mary Pickford Foundation Alumni Awards
The Mary Pickford Foundation and the University of Southern California share a long-standing bond. One of the key elements of that relationship is The Mary Pickford Foundation Alumni Award which is given each year to a former USC student “whose achievements are so remarkable they bring special distinction to the USC School of Cinematic Arts.” Since 1995, the Award has been presented during the commencement ceremony for the USC School of Cinematic Arts and is introduced by Doe Mayer, who holds the Mary Pickford Chair.
Scholarships & Endowments
We are proud to continue and expand Mary Pickford’s legacy of assisting students in completing their higher education by maintaining scholarships and endowments. Every year, over two dozen students receive scholarships in Mary Pickford’s name.
Letters from Mary Pickford Foundation Endowed Scholars:
Schools endowed by the Mary Pickford Foundation:
The Foundation with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will be supporting an effort to develop K-12 education programs. We are also studying the feasibility of creating educational outreach programs for scholars in the field of film and music.