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Actress Emma Stone and Olympian Simone Biles took the stage Wednesday morning at The Hollywood Reporter‘s Women in Entertainment breakfast to present college scholarships as a part of THR‘s 8-year-old WIE Mentorship program.
Four years ago, Loyola Marymount University and THR entered into a partnership to provide, annually, two full scholarships, each worth more than $200,000.
“Nine girls from the Mentorship Program are now at LMU in a unique sorority,” explained Stone. “And LMU’s president, Tim Snyder, is committed to growing that even further.”
Added the Oscar nominee: “Our scholarships would not be possible without the enormous generosity of the film and television industry.” Past sponsors of scholarships have included ICM, WME, the Entertainment Industry Foundation and Lifetime.
The gold medal-winning gymnast first announced a scholarship from actor-producer Don Johnson, business manager Laura Lizer and executive producer-financier Chris Savino — who recently founded the production and finance entity company 1-2-3 Go! Entertainment.
Laura Bourne received the 1-2-3 Go! Entertainment scholarship and will attend LMU in the fall. “I am seeing my name on the card and I’m shaking. I want to thank Big Brother & Big Sisters and LMU for accepting me,” said the teenager, through tears.
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