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Filmmaker Ron Howard establishes scholarship for rural students at OU Fine Arts College

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Posted at 9:00 PM, Aug 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-01 10:44:50-04

NORMAN, Okla. — Filmmaker and Duncan, Okla. native Ron Howard is helping aspiring actors from small towns study drama at the University of Oklahoma.

In a Facebook caption, the university announced Monday that Howard established a scholarship for rural students at the Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts.

The scholarship is named after his parents and fellow actors, Rance and Jean Howard, both whom were born in Oklahoma and studied drama at OU, according to the university.

https://www.facebook.com/OUFineArts/posts/10158933493628708

Howard is known for starring in the 1970s coming-of-age comedy film "American Graffiti" and the hit show "Happy Days." He eventually went on to write, produce and direct multiple successful films, including "Apollo 13", "Cinderella Man" and "A Beautiful Mind", which he won an Academy Award for best director in 2002.

For more information about the Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts, click here.

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