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Ann Marie Manahan, right, with her daughter, Madeleine. Manahan loved her time at USC so much that she wanted to give current students experiencing financial hardship a chance to finish their degree. (Photo/Courtesy of Ann Marie Manahan)

She couldn’t finish her degree at USC — but now she’s helping others avoid the same fate

Unexpected financial hardship forced Ann Marie Manahan to leave USC midway through her studies. Decades later, she created a scholarship to help USC students struggling to afford school.