Warner Bros. has established a new Wonder Woman college scholarship, with the inaugural receipent receiving it from Gal Gadot. It is planned as a four-year, ful-ride scholarship. The scholarship was announced Wednesday during The Hollywood Reporter's 2017 Women In Entertainment breafast at Los Angeles' Milk Studios by Gadot.
"I’ve had the privilege of portraying a superhero onscreen, but the young women here today are the real superheroes," Gadot said. "They’ve overcome so many challenges in their lives, and they’re driven to do more. They’re the true leaders of tomorrow."
The scholarship was awarded to a student named Carla Arellano, who is attending Loyala Marymount University.
"All I can think about right now are how many papers I have to write for my finals, and now I have to do it because of this!" Arellano said upon accepting the scholarship.
It has not been disclosed how this student was chosen for the award, however she is being mentored by Mandeville Films' Laurie Zaks.
"She’s strong-minded, opinionated and gutsy. She wants to be a screenwriter, and she’s already impressed everyone who knows her - her fellow mentees, her professors and everyone in this room who’s met her," Gadot said. "She won’t be able to continue at LMU without this funding. Similar to many other great young women in this program, her education is hanging by a thread."
Here is a video from the event:
Details on future plans for Warner Bros.'s Wonder Woman scholarship has not been disclosed.