SAG AFTRA Foundation releases new video promoting benefits to union members. EURweb's LaRita Shelby is among those featured in the scholarship promo video.

SAG AFTRA Foundation releases new video promoting benefits to union members. EURweb’s LaRita Shelby is among those featured in the scholarship promo video.

*In an effort to help spread the word about access to scholarships within the newly named SAG-AFTRA Foundation, a new video has been released that explains the extent of academic support offered to union members and their families.

The video features Beth Grant, Dr. Cheryl Arutt (Psychologist & CNN expert), Michael Bofshever, Diego Lopez, Mercedes Kastner and EURweb’s own LaRita Shelby.

Last year LaRita completed her Masters in Media and Communications Psychology (Summa Cum Laude) from Touro University Worldwid; with a concentration in Media Leadership. Upon completion, she was promoted to Director of Digital Media Strategy and Sales at Lee Bailey’s Electronic Urban Report.

Having a broader knowledge of global communications gave Shelby the cutting edge and provided greater value for EURweb’s niche brand of digital media.

LaRita also teaches drama at a mental health facility for teens.  Shelby continues to work in music, TV & film, though she is most known for her iconic role in the urban classic “South Central.”

LaRita was originally awarded a John Dales Scholarship, and such opportunities remain for other union performers who want to pursue higher education or another degree.

The SAG AFTRA Foundation recently hosted a star studded gala which honored Leonardo DiCaprio, Lee Daniels, Megan Ellison and Rob Marshall.  The event celebrated the foundation’s 30th anniversary and highlighted the many other ways that the union gives back to the community and to it’s members.

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation encourages the performing arts community to share the scholarship promo video on social media to let fellow SAG-AFTRA members and their dependents know that they have access to this incredible and generous program.  The online application for the 2016 Scholarship opens on December 1 and is due March 31, 2016.

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