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Mar 27, 2017 11:17 AM EDT

USC School of Cinematic Arts Recipient of Hollywood Foreign Press Funds

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Foreign filmmaking students now have a shot on studying in the USC School of Cinematic Arts. This is made possible by its partnership with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. This is a big step by the school to achieve their goal of bringing a more diverse environment.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association will provide a $2 million endowment that will support foreign students who wish to study film at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, USC News reported. Students who will be part of the program will be called HFPA International Scholars. This is so far the biggest donation given to international students who needs financial aides.

HFPA President Lorenzo Soria and SCA Dean Elizabeth Daley announced the scholarship program back in March 17, Daily Trojan reported. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association Endowed International Student Support will ensure that non-US students can still attend the USC School of Cinematic Arts despite their financial circumstances. HFPA is famous for its Golden Globe Awards, which it conducts every year.

SCA Dean Daley said they are very grateful to the Hollywood Foreign Press for their generosity towards international students. It will bring in diverse storytellers from all over the globe to create a real change in the film industry, said Daley. Plans like these are usually talked about, but it is seldom done, she added.

This scholarship program is expected to create a positive partnership between the USC School of Cinematic Arts and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. HFPA President Soria said it is an honor for them to help potential storytellers get the best education. It is important for HFPA to make filmmakers' dreams come true and have their voices heard.

Soria said they are proud to continue their support by partnering with important institutions like the USC School of Cinematic Arts. HFPA, which is a nonprofit organization, has a lot of other entertainment-related charities.

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