UCLA School of Law Receives Gift to Fund Student Scholarship Challenge

Lauri Gavel
Executive Director of Communications
UCLA School of Law
(310) 206-2611
gavel@law.ucla.edu

LOS ANGELES, CA, May 14, 2015 -- UCLA School of Law has received a major challenge gift from a consortium of anonymous donors to enhance the law school’s scholarship program. The gift establishes the Million Dollar Student Scholarship and Financial Aid Fund Challenge, through which gifts to support student scholarships will be matched dollar for dollar until the funds are expended.

“Scholarships are critical to ensuring that UCLA School of Law remains accessible to all students, regardless of their financial means,” UCLA School of Law Dean Rachel F. Moran said. “The new scholarships that we will be able to provide as a result of successfully completing the Million Dollar Student Scholarship Challenge will enable talented students to find an intellectual home at UCLA Law regardless of their financial resources.”

The challenge gift underscores the importance of furthering the law school’s commitment to providing an exceptional legal education for all students of merit. The challenge will have an immediate and substantial impact on UCLA Law’s ability to offer more scholarships to the members of the incoming class of 2018 and beyond.

“Supporting our students by building our Student Scholarship and Financial Aid Fund is a top law school priority. This inspirational gift will double the impact of gifts for student scholarships and will help to empower a new generation of leaders,” Dean Moran said.

For more information about the challenge, please visit law.ucla.edu/ScholarshipChallenge  or contact Jennifer Gray at 310-206-1781 or gray@law.ucla.edu.

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