Lupita Nyong’o surprised 40 students with $10,000 scholarships on (17.07.22).
The 39-year-old actress appeared at NAACP’s ACT-SO Awards and presented the scholarships to students who were part of the year-long programme aimed at high school students across the US, which promotes growth in subjects like business, visual arts, performing arts and culinary arts.
As reported by ABC, she said on stage: “Since I was a child, I have always had big dreams, and my education has played a huge part in helping me realize them.
I’ve always loved learning and I believe that learners change the world.”LUPITA
The 40 scholarships were funded through a partnership with cosmetic brand Lancome, which counts Lupita among their brand ambassadors.
She added: “I am so thrilled to join Lancome, on behalf of their Write Her Future Scholarship Fund, to award this incredible group of women with these game-changing scholarships.”
Lupita – who was born to Kenyan parents, Dorothy Ogada Buyu and Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o – previously hailed her mother and aunts as her “idols” growing up.
She said: “I grew up with a very strong and close family, so my idols were a lot of my relatives, especially my aunties and my mother.”