Big shout out to Director George Lucas and his wife Mellody Hobson for 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 .
According to Vulture.com
Starting in the fall of 2016, selected film students — both undergraduate and graduate — will be either George Lucas Scholars (for the boys) or Mellody Hobson scholars (for the girls). (Mellody Hobson is George Lucas’s wife.)
“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.”