This past Wednesday during The Hollywood Reporter‘s 2017 Women In Entertainment breakfast, one deserving undergrad became the recipient of a brand new scholarship from Warners Bros titled, The Wonder Woman Scholarship.
The studio created the award in partnership with Loyala Marymount University with it’s aim being to “help unlock the full potential of one brilliant young woman.” The scholarship is reportedly worth a full four-year ride.
Carla Arellano currently attends Loyala Marymount University and is under the mentorship of Laurie Zaks from Mandeville Films with dreams of one day being a screenwriter. On top of being the first-ever recipient of the award, Arellano also got to meet another wonder woman: Gal Gadot, who plays the hero on screen proudly presented her with the award after calling her a “true warrior who has proven that she can conquer hardship”.
There wasn't a dry eye in the room as @lmusftv freshman Carla Arellano '21 was awarded a full academic scholarship by @wbpictures, presented by @GalGadot at yesterday’s @hollywoodreporter’s Women in Entertainment Breakfast! #ILoveLMU #THRWomen #Repost @gal_gadot: ・・・ It was such an honor to be able present the first ever Wonder Woman scholarship yesterday to this WONDERful woman, Carla at the THR Women In Entertainment Event.
Arellano thanked everyone graciously, joked about the papers she still had to write, and ended her speech with the Frida Kahlo quote, “Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?”. A video from the event can be seen here.
The requirements for the scholarship have yet to be revealed by Warner Bros.
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