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Streep gives $10,000 to scholarship fund founded by Viola Davis and her sister
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island (AP) ' Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep has donated $10,000 to a Rhode Island scholarship fund in honor of fellow Oscar nominee Viola Davis.
Streep won an Oscar for best actress Sunday for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in "The Iron Lady." Davis was nominated for her role in "The Help."
Davis established the scholarship fund with her sister in 1988.
Upward Bound Director Mariam Boyajian said Thursday that the check arrived Monday and is the largest single award the fund has received.
The Segue Institute for Learning in Central Falls also received $10,000 from Streep on Monday in Davis' honor. Davis grew up in Central Falls.