Some of the people behind the sitcom “The Big Bang Theory” have managed to raise $4 million to be made available to undergraduate students. Beginning in the Autumn 2015 up to 20 scholarships will be distributed to students who have gotten into UCLA on academic merit but require assistance to put themselves through college. Every year following this will see an extra 5 students added to the list.
Chuck Lorre, the shows producer will be funding most of the scholarships himself, alongside a number of the actors as “our opportunity to give back”. He also said:
“We have all been given a gift with ‘The Big Bang Theory,’ a show that’s not only based in the scientific community, but also enthusiastically supported by that same community”
The other main contributors of the scholarships are the actors Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Simon Helberg and Mayim Bialik while CBS and Warner Bros will also be contributing. The recipients of the scholarships are set to be announced on the set of The Big Bang Theory this Autumn