HBCU Receives Largest Donation In Law School’s History
Howard University’s School of Law has received a historic donation that will financially support students pursuing careers in public service law.
The $10 million dollar grant, given by the Jerome L. Greene Foundation, is the largest donation in the law school’s 152-year history. The donation will support the creation of the Greene Public Service Scholars Program, a partnership between the foundation and Howard law school that will offer recipients a three-year, full-tuition scholarship.
“On behalf of the entire Howard University community, I’d like to extend our sincere appreciation to the Jerome L. Greene Foundation for their generous, transformative $10 million gift to establish the Greene Public Service Scholars Program at Howard University School of Law,” Howard University President Wayne A. I. Frederick says in a press release. “Howard law students train here for the nurturing, cultural experience and because they want to be of service to their community. However, expenses can be a barrier to pursuing critical careers in industries like public service. This gift will alleviate the financial burden for our future servant leaders who want to pursue passion over profit.”
GREENE PUBLIC SERVICE SCHOLARS PROGRAM
In addition to a full scholarship, the Greene Public Service Scholars Program will also feature a full program on public interest law with lectures, programming, and mentoring by prominent public interest lawyers.
Greene Scholars will also have the opportunity to receive Summer training at law firms such as Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison.
Four students will receive the Greene Public Service Scholarship each year with the first scholarships provided this Fall for Howard Law’s Class of 2024.
“Our hope is that these funds help Howard University School of Law deepen its commitment to educating the best legal minds to work for underserved communities and fight for social justice,” Chris McInerney, president and CEO of the Jerome L. Greene Foundation, says. “The Greene Public Service Scholars will acquire advocacy skills, public interest experience, and benefit from exposure to lawyers who have contributed to civil and human rights by deploying the law for positive social change.”