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(Illustration/Max-O-Matic) (Copyright By A.M.P.A.S. (Douglas Fairbanks); Twentieth Century Fox (Star Wars); Columbia Pictures Corp./Photofest (Boyz N The Hood); Hugh M. Hefner Moving Image Archive (Merrell Gage);Morningside Productions (Jason And The Argonauts); United Artists (Charlie Chaplin); Nbc/Photofest (Johnny Carson); Milestone Film & Video (Mary Pickford); Paramount Pictures (Titanic).)

Top Hollywood Blockbusters With Trojan Ties

From Star Wars to The Avengers, USC alumni have created some of the most successful movies in history.

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USC scholarship financial hardship
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.