USC/Gary Cooper Scholarship

After establishing the Gary Cooper Collection at the University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television’s library and archives where students, scholars and researchers are able to study Gary Cooper memorabilia, Maria Cooper Janis established the Gary Cooper Endowed Fund for Student Support. Gary Cooper had a passionate interest in the Native Americans, their culture, beliefs and traditions. This fund provides financial assistance for those Native American students who might not otherwise have the means to attend the country’s leading film school and ensure that there is a representative talent pool for a new generation of industry and creative leaders.

For more information or to donate, please email Bettina Klinger at