LMU Surprises Three Girls with Full Ride Scholarships

“I honestly didn’t think I’d be able to go to college,” said high school senior Larissa Ramirez as she tearfully accepted a full-ride, four year scholarship to Loyola Marymount University at The Hollywood Reporter’s 24th Annual Power 100 Breakfast. The scholarship was awarded as part of THR’s Women In Entertainment Mentorship Program, a competitive joint venture with the national non-profit Big Brothers Big Sisters that pairs inner-city schoolgirls with top-level women in the entertainment business.

Field of Dreams

“Just weeks ago, my parents and I were discussing if college was even a possibility for me. They promised they were going to try their best even if that meant each obtaining two jobs and cutting our diet to just eggs for the years to come, as long as their daughter had a chance of pursuing what they couldn’t: a higher education,” said Paola, a student at City Honors High School in Los Angeles.