University of Georgia Law School Receives $3 Million for Scholarships

University of Georgia Law School Receives $3 Million for Scholarships

The University of Georgia School of Law has announced a $3 million gift from alumna Kathelen V. Amos ('82) and the Daniel P. Amos Family Foundation.

The largest outright gift in the school's history will launch the First-Start Scholars Program, which is aimed at transforming the legal education experience for many first-generation college graduates by providing partial-tuition scholarships, a professional development stipend, and dedicated advisor support. With the gift, UGA Law has received more than $5 million in recent years in support of first-generation college graduates. 

"With roughly 15 percent of each entering class representing the first person in his or her family to attend college, this program is a transformational commitment to first-generation college graduates," said UGA law school dean Peter B. Rutledge. "At its core, these scholarships provide financial assistance, but beyond that tuition aid they also will give additional support in vital areas such as financial planning advice, network development, and acquisition of business attire and bar preparation classes."

"$3 Million Gift to UGA Law School Will Transform First-Generation Student Experiences." University of Georgia School of Law Press Release 02/12/2019.