Pop star contributes to a scholarship fund

Gwen Stefani has donated $166,000 to victims of the California wildfires earlier this year.

The Orange County, California native is contributing the proceeds from her October 30 concert in San Diego to a scholarship fund aiding high school seniors and college students who lost their homes or their source of income in the fires.

“When I heard about the devastation of the fires, at first I felt I should cancel my show out of respect,” Stefani said in a recent statement. “But then it occurred to me there might be a more useful solution.”

The Gwen Stefani After-the-Fires Scholarship will be open to college students and graduating high school seniors who lost their homes or their source of income in the October fires, reports the Associated Press.

The fires destroyed nearly 2,000 homes and killed at least 10 people.

–By our Los Angeles staff.

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