July 24 2024

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Hall To Co-Present Focus On Disability Scholarships

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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation actor Robert David Hall (Dr Al Robbins) will join television producer, philanthropist and fellow disability rights activist Loreen Arbus to present two Loreen Arbus Focus on Disability Scholarships at the 31st Annual College Television Awards.

“I am honored to be presenting the first-ever Focus on Disability Scholarships to two student producers who heighten awareness of the largest minority in the [United States]—people with disability,” Arbus said. “As co-founder of the Media Office of the California Governor’s Committee for Employment of Disabled Persons, it has been my great good fortune to have interacted over the years with Robert David Hall, who I so admire for his tireless work and passionate commitment to debunking disability stereotypes in Hollywood.”

Marking the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the scholarships will be presented to two aspiring student producers: one for a documentary and the other for a public service announcement. The two honorees will receive $10,000 scholarships from The Loreen Arbus Foundation, and their work will be showcased at a special screening on Sunday, April 11th at the Television Academy Foundation’s Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in North Hollywood. The scholarships focus on the stories, contributions, achievements and needs of people with disabilities, and they represent a joint partnership between The Loreen Arbus Foundation, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation and The Foundation of the Alliance for Women in Media.

As CSI Files previously reported, CSI: New York actor Hill Harper (Dr Sheldon Hawkes) is also scheduled to attend the event. More than 600 students from 156 schools in 38 states entered the competition, and 24 projects will be honored in 11 different categories. The 31st Annual College Television Awards gala will take place on April 10 in Hollywood, California.

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