Emory law school gets gift to promote diversity | News
ATLANTA (AP) - A $2.5 million gift aims to promote diversity in the student body at Emory School of Law.
The gift from Mary E. and C. Robert Henrikson will double the reach of the Henriksons' endowed scholarship, which was created a decade ago. The donation is the largest individual gift in the law school's history.
Of the total amount, $1.5 million will go to the Henriksons' endowed scholarship fund. The remaining $1 million will be allocated for additional financial aid, and will serve as a challenge grant for matching gifts that will go to Emory Law's annual fund.
Henrikson graduated from Emory Law in 1972. He's a former chair of the board, president, and CEO of MetLife Inc., and serves on the Board of Trustees of Emory University.