The Giveback

Scholarship Initiative

LMU’s five-year Scholarship Initiative, launched in October 2012, successfully ended earlier this year by topping its $100 million goal by $3 million, a “record-setting achievement,” said President Timothy Law Snyder, Ph.D.

A Brash Bird’s Legacy

The LMU School of Film and Television received a $5 million donation from the Walter Lantz Foundation this past September that will dramatically alter the school’s ability to train students.

The Writers Room

Melissa Blake ’95 says she chose to attend LMU partly because of its screenwriting program, and she completed the program partly with financial help from a relative. Today, she and her husband, Roberto Orci, fund scholarships in the School of Film and Television screenwriting program that benefit two undergraduate students. SFTV grants undergraduate and graduate degrees in screenwriting for film and television. In 2013, The Hollywood Reporter named the school one of the top 10 film schools in the United States.

Accounting for the Debt

Jim Hindman ’82, right, created the Alan H. Falcon Endowed Scholarship in Accounting to honor Alan Falcon, left, his former professor and mentor. Lauren Jyo, a junior accounting major, center, is this year’s scholarship recipient.

The Butterfly’s Song

In 1990, George Dunning established his first scholarship fund for LMU music students. He hopes that recipients will pursue classical music careers as concert pianists, members of a symphony orchestra, church organists or music teachers.

The Benefit of Habit

Steve Page’s parents had a mantra. “It was,” he remembers, “You guys are going to get an education.” His LMU education was made possible by the generosity of others.

A Shorter Road to Treatment

For people with cancer in the gastrointestinal area, radiation therapy can be an ordeal as well as a path to better health. A 10-minute treatment may leave them with tiredness, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

Family Roots

The Jarlath Curran Technology-Enhanced Classroom that will be found in the new Life Sciences Building of Seaver College will include technology and devices to promote both group work by students and faculty-student collaboration during class time.