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USC School of Cinematic Arts Receives $5 Million for Scholarships

posted on: Philanthropy News Digest
September 22, 2014

The University of Southern California has announced a $5 million gift from the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Foundation to provide need-based scholarships to students in its School of Cinematic Arts.

The gift will establish the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Fund for Student Support, which will provide tuition assistance to as many as twenty-five undergraduates with significant financial need each year. The scholarship program is designed to encourage high school students who may have thought they couldn’t afford to attend the school to apply.

“We are excited to help the School of Cinematic Arts provide greater opportunities to students in need,” said Alexandra Cohen. “We hope that the Cohen Scholars will bring a diversity of voices to the next generation of storytellers and creative influencers in their chosen area of interest within the School of Cinematic Arts.”

Cohen Foundation Establishes Scholarships for SCA Undergrads.” University of Southern California Press Release 09/15/2014.

Photo: Animation and digital arts students study 2-D, 3-D, stop-motion and other forms of animation during their time at SCA.

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