Gal Gadot is doing her best to emulate her star-making role in real life, just without battling any Nazis. Lifting up and inspiring other women like the titular heroine she plays in Wonder Woman, Gadot presented a scholarship named for the superhero at The Hollywood Reporter’s 2017 Women in Entertainment breakfast, which you can watch below:
The recipient of the award, identified only as Carla, according to The Huffington Post, is a first-year student at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and now has her tuition paid for all four years of her studies.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gadot said that she may have “had the privilege of portraying a superhero on screen, but the young women here today are the real superheroes.” These women, including Carla, who hopes to be a screenwriter after her education, are the “true leaders of tomorrow,” Gadot continued.
Carla, when she got on stage, was mostly concerned with thanking family and friends and worrying about her finals, which, she noted, she now has to do. The new freshman had only attended LMU for a few weeks before being given the award, which provided the funding necessary to keep her enrolled.