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Amal Clooney launches scholarship for Lebanese girls

George Clooney's wife Amal is launching a scholarship fund to benefit girls in her native Lebanon.

The international human rights attorney has partnered with bosses at 100 Lives, an organization working to raise awareness of the events of the Armenian genocide, to establish the Amal Clooney Scholarship.


The scholarship will send one female student per year from Lebanon to the United World College in Dilijan, Armenia, to pursue a two-year international baccalaureate program, according to the Los Angeles Times.


"This scholarship will give young women from Lebanon the opportunity of a lifetime," Amal writes in a statement. "Cross-cultural learning and studying abroad can be transformative. I am grateful to 100 Lives for helping to open doors for these bright and talented young women."


Amal's actor husband is also involved with the organization as a co-chair and will present the $1 million Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity award in Yerevan, Armenia next year (16).