The George Lucas Family Foundation is giving a $10 million endowment to USC for students of color in the film school. The grant is aimed at recruiting students from underrepresented communities — particularly black and Latino ones — and represents the single largest donation for student support in the school’s history, according to USC News.
Mellody Hobson, is also in on the endowment, as the scholarships for the girls will be named after her. (The boys’ scholarships will be named after George)
“Hispanic and African-American storytellers are underrepresented in the entertainment industry,” said George Lucas, a USC alum. “It is Mellody’s and my privilege to provide this assistance to qualified students who want to contribute their unique experience and talent to telling their stories.”
YOU GO LUCAS! May the force be with you!