“I was a single mom. I worked two jobs, and I went to school full time. If it weren’t for help from others, I would not have been able to so that,” she told us during the podcast interview. “I was a commuter student. There was a lot of that at Wright State, where people have families and they are going back to school and you need all the help you can get, especially nowadays.”
The podcast featuring Beachler will be released Aug. 1. Besides the scholarship, she talks about getting her start in the industry, overcoming high school bullies and her first film — a “Switchblade Sisters” like grindhouse movie shot with camera from the Goodwill.
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Beachler earned a scholarship to help pay for her son’s daycare while studying at Wright State.
“It is really important that students are given an option to help them move forward, whether it is to pay their rent, their bills, tuition, daycare,” Beachler said.
In addition to her work on "Black Panther" — the Ryan Coogler directed sci-fi action adventure staring Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan —Beachler won praise for her work on "Moonlight," "Miles Ahead," "Creed" and "Lemonade," a music video project from singer Beyoncé.
The graduate of Wright State’s film and production design program initially plans to invest $20,000 into the scholarship fund.
“It is a really big step for me that I hope grows and I can start fostering children and young people who are interested,” said Beachler who will be induced in the
Dayton Region’s Walk of Fame on Thursday, Sept. 27.
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The scholarship will be named in honor of the memory of Beachler's Wright State classmate and friend Carol Trevino of Wilberforce.
The 31-year-old was killed in an automobile accident while working on a film near Shreveport, Louisiana, in 2007. She is survived by a son and two daughters.
Beachler’s scholarship will be run though her foundation and be broken up into segments.
Wright State students will be eligible for $2,000 and $5,000 scholarships and high-schoolers in low-income, high-crime areas will be eligible for $1,000 scholarships, she told us.
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