Mariska Hargitay Starts A Scholarship Fund At UCLA

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Mariska Hargitay has donated $100,000 to  the UCLA School of Theater Film and Television. It’s the Law & Order: SVU star’s alma mater and the money has gone towards creating an acting scholarship called the ‘Mariska Hargitay Scholarship for Acting Students’. What’s even cooler is that both graduate and undergraduate students can avail of the fund.

Mariska issued a statement about her reasons for dropping such serious cash, saying, “After all I have received from TFT for my journey as an actor; I am so excited to give back. My education there not only gave me an invaluable foundation for my craft, but also lit the fire of enthusiasm, perseverance and pursuit of excellence that has fueled me ever since.” She also added a really sweet bit revealing, “I cheer for the students now receiving those gifts at TFT, and to play a part in their journey as artists is hugely gratifying.” We knew we were fans of hers for a really good reason!