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Gina Rodriguez funds college scholarship with Emmy campaign money

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(Photo: The CW) Jane The Virgin star has decided to use Emmy campaign money to fund a young woman's college tuition.

Gina Rodriguez has proved time and time again that she is here to use her platform for good, and she just did it again.

The Jane The Virgin star decided that this year the money CBS TV studios gave her for her 'For Your Consideration' Emmy campaign would go towards a scholarship for an undocumented Latina student in Los Angeles.

The Hollywood Reporter talked with Rodriquez about the decision.

"FYC is a bizarre dance," Rodriguez told THR. "Whatever you do requires an insane amount of money."

The money used in FYC campaigns is given from the studios to actors to spend on glam teams for events and themed swag in hopes of being nominated for an Emmy award.

She continued telling THR:

"Our show has always jumped at any opportunity to help me do something for the Latinx community," says Rodriguez. "So I asked my showrunner, Jennie [Snyder Urman], if we could do something different with the money this year."

Jane The Virgin has addressed many topical issues throughout it's run including American citizenship and the rising cost of continuing and higher education.

Rodriguez worked with the Boys and Girls Club of Los Angeles to find the right student. The scholarship will be going to a young woman heading to Princeton. She will be able to attend Princeton for four years without a financial burden.

According to Princeton University's website, the estimated average cost of attendance to the Ivy League school in 2018-19 is $70,010. This price includes tuition, room and board, and an estimate of other living expenses. Tuition alone is listed at $49,330.

Rodriguez told THR that she had mixed feelings about sharing her decision of what to do with the money.

"It's taboo to talk about the money being spent, but it's the reality," says Rodriguez. "I think sharing this might inspire other people to do something similar. You can desire recognition and, at the same time, decide to not play in the confines of the game as it's set up."

The Emmy will announce the 2018 nominees on July 12.

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