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Audrey Daly military family scholarship
Audrey Daly spent her childhood on military bases and wasn't sure where she wanted to attend college, until she applied for the USC Provost’s Pre-College Scholarship for Military Families. (USC Photo/Ron Mackovich)

Unique scholarship turns higher ed dream into reality for kids from military families

High school students from military families aren’t always sure what to expect from college. That’s where the USC Provost’s Pre-College Scholarship for Military Families comes in.

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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.