The UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television will establish a new acting scholarship to be called "The Mariska Hargitay Scholarship for Acting Students," after the "Law & Order: SVU" star donated $100,000, reports TheWrap.com.
The scholarship will be awarded based on need and merit, the story says, citing the school. Hargitay is an alumna of UCLA’s acting program and was awarded the school’s Theater, Film and Television (TFT) 2011 Distinguished Alumni Award, Theater, the story says.
Said Hargitay: “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. I cheer for the students now receiving those gifts at TFT, and to play a part in their journey as artists is hugely gratifying.”