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Jane the Virgin Star Has Unusual Use for Her Emmy Cash

Gina Rodriguez sets up scholarship for student's 4 years at Princeton

(Newser) - Right now, Gina Rodriguez could be spending the money doled out to her by CBS Television Studios to promote her Emmy run. But the Jane the Virgin star decided to use the cash for something else instead: setting up a college scholarship for an undocumented Latinx immigrant. Today and the... More »

Valedictorian's Tweet Causes an Uproar

Texas student encounters anger online over her 'undocumented' boast

(Newser) - A high school senior in Austin, Texas, had good reason to do a little playful boasting: "Valedictorian, 4.5GPA, full tuition paid for at UT, 13 cords/medals, nice legs," tweeted Mayte Lara Ibarra on Friday, the day she graduated from Crockett High School. But it was one final... More »

Dad Offers Teens Money to Skip Drinking

Leo McCarthy starts scholarship after daughter was killed by drunk driver

(Newser) - CNN's Heroes blog profiles Leo McCarthy, a Montana father who launched a scholarship program after his 14-year-old daughter was killed when she was hit by an underage drunk driver. To be eligible, teens have to promise not to drink until they're 21 and to not get into... More »

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