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LMU Surprises High School Students with Scholarships

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attends The Hollywood Reporter's Annual Women in Entertainment Breakfast in Los Angeles at Milk Studios on December 7, 2016 in Hollywood, California.

Dean Stephen Ujlaki and LMU President Timothy Law Snyder with scholarship recipients Liliana, Laura and Delia at The Hollywood Reporter’s Annual Women in Entertainment Breakfast.

Loyola Marymount University surprised three local high school girls in The Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment Mentorship Program each with the LMU/Women in Entertainment scholarship, a full ride, four-year scholarship to attend the university.

Olympic medalist Simone Biles and award-winning actress Emma Stone presented the scholarships at The Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment Breakfast, held December 7th at Milk Studios in Los Angeles, CA. The students, who are seniors at City Honors College Preparatory Academy, Culver City High School and John F. Kennedy High School, will join the LMU Freshman class of 2021 next Fall. Two of the three have decided to study at LMU’s top-ranked School of Film and Television.

This marks the fourth year that LMU has partnered with THR’s Women in Entertainment Mentorship Program, which pairs 20 high school girls from underserved communities with leading figures from the entertainment industry. The program is a joint venture with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles.

“LMU is committed to providing all young people, regardless of their financial circumstances, with the opportunity to earn an education. At this time, we have eight students – all prior recipients of the LMU/Women in Entertainment scholarships –thriving at LMU, thanks to this inspiring partnership,” said Stephen Ujlaki, dean for the LMU School of Film and Television, adding, “We are so thrilled to welcome these three young women to our university next year, and we are incredibly grateful to this year’s donors, Chuck Lorre, Don Johnson, Laura Lizer and Chris Savino for helping the next generation of women achieve their dreams.”

Grab your tissues, and watch the video of the students accepting their scholarships below: