L’Oréal donates $400,000 to fund scholarships in honor of Pulse nightclub victims

onePULSE Foundation awards scholarships annually

49 Legacy Scholarships
49 Legacy Scholarships

ORLANDO, Fla. – L’Oréal USA has donated $400,000 to fund annual beauty scholarships in honor of the victims of the Pulse nightclub massacre.

The onePULSE Foundation’s 49 Legacy Scholarship Program chooses recipients annually based on fields of study that align with careers or career aspirations of the 49 victims of the June 12, 2016 mass shooting in Orlando.

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“We are proud to be a Founding Legacy Donor of the onePULSE Foundation and support their life-affirming mission. We hope our contribution can help to bring more beauty into the world despite this unfathomable tragedy,” president and CEO of L’Oréal USA Stephane Rinderknech said in a news release. “It is our mission to build the standard in making beauty inclusive, and our endowment to the onePULSE Foundation will open doors for young people from all backgrounds to pursue their professional beauty dreams and bring out the unique beauty in everyone.”

Recipients of the 2021 49 Legacy Scholarships will be announced on April 24.


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