Lupita Nyong’o has surprised 40 students with $10,000(Ksh.1.8 million) scholarships.
The 39-year-old actress presented the scholarships to students at NAACP’s ACT-SO Awards held on Sunday. The students who were part of a year-long programme aimed at high school students across the US, which promotes growth in subjects like business, visual arts, performing arts and culinary arts.
While on stage she said, “Since I was a child, I have always had big dreams, and my education has played a huge part in helping me realise them.
“I’ve always loved learning and I believe that learners change the world.”
The 40 scholarships were funded through a partnership with cosmetic brand Lancome, which counts Lupita among their brand ambassadors.
She added: “I am so thrilled to join Lancome, on behalf of their Write Her Future Scholarship Fund, to award this incredible group of women with these game-changing scholarships.”