Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman Scholarship

The BGB Studio is proud to present the Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman Scholarship for LGBT+ actors of color.

The BGB Studio’s Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman Scholarship is awarded to an LGBT+ actor of color with a fierce desire to explore and express what is unique about them through their acting and the leadership and generosity to use their talent to change the industry’s often limited perception of humanity.

Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman was famously cast in a straight role for a pilot that, once the show was picked up to air, was changed to a gay role to better reflect the brightness of Jeffrey’s soul. He was undeniable and he changed the industry.

The Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman scholarship awards one LGBT+ identifying actor of color one (1) 8-week class with our Master Teachers in the interest of sharpening an actor’s skills to an undeniable point, making them a creative and professional force. Applicants must be Los Angeles-based.

All LGBT+  identifying actors of color are welcome to apply.

More about Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman:

Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman (pronounced “beau-yer”) is most recognizable for his portrayal of ambitious producer Jay in the Peabody Award winning Lifetime series UNREAL, which is currently airing its second season. Earlier this year, Bowyer-Chapman starred opposite Robert De Niro and Zac Efron in the comedy DIRTY GRANDPA. He also wrapped production on the indie feature TAO OF SURFING alongside Eric Balfour and Lou Diamond Phillips.

Bowyer-Chapman began his career as an international model before making his feature film debut in SHOCK TO THE SYSTEM, which premiered at the 2006 Outfest Film Festival. In 2012, he starred opposite Jussie Smollett in LOGO’s romantic comedy-drama THE SKINNY. Additional credits include his critically-acclaimed breakthrough performance in HBO’s DEAR MR. GACY, SyFy’s STARGATE UNIVERSE and the Nickelodeon animated series IRON MAN: ARMORED ADVENTURES, in which he voiced the role of the iconic superhero Black Panther.

Bowyer-Chapman is passionately involved with the Human Rights Campaign, for which he serves as a guest speaker. Born and raised in Canada, he currently splits his time between New York and Los Angeles.


Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman Scholarship Application Deadline: July 31st, 2016

Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman at the 21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 17, 2016 in Santa Monica, California.



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