George Lucas and his wife, Mellody Hobson, have received this year's Ambassador for Humanity Award. USC Trustee Steven Spielberg, founder of USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education, presented the awards at a gala benefiting the foundation.
The $15 million donation will launch the Martens Scholars Program, which will help top students come to USC. The program will provide full and partial tuition for undergraduates, as well as fellowships for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.
The USC alumnae — Nava, a telecommunications executive, and Price-Van Breda, an arts benefactor and business owner — add decades of community and corporate experience to the university’s governing board.