Columbia Law School Receives $15 Million From Greene Foundation

Friday, May 12, 2017

Columbia Law School Receives $15 Million From Greene Foundation

Columbia University has announced a 15 million dollar gift from the Jerome L. Greene Foundation to endow a full-tuition scholarship program and clinical professorship and increase public service opportunities for deserving law school students.

The largest single grant in the law school's history includes $7 million to establish and endow the Greene Public Service Scholars program, which will provide full-tuition scholarships to help outstanding students prepare for careers in government, the nonprofit sector, academia, social entrepreneurship, or community development; $5 million for the Greene Scholarship Challenge fund, a first-of-its-kind matching scholarship fund designed to encourage donors to endow named scholarships; and $3 million to endow the Greene Clinical Professorship, which will result in additional opportunities for students to learn and practice essential legal skills as part of their clinical education...

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