Alumni & Philanthropy: With Gratitude

Vinod Gupta created The Ben Gupta Endowed Fund for International Legal Education. The $1 million endowed scholarship will support students from developing countries seeking JD or LLM degrees, and those pursuing educational opportunities at the Law School on a non-degree basis. The fund is named for Mr. Gupta’s son, a former JD/MBA student at GW who died in December 2011. 

The Lawrence and Carol Horn Intellectual Property Scholarship was endowed with a gift of $100,000 from the parents of former student Steven Horn. It will begin in 2015. 

The Murray J. Schooner Endowed Government Procurement Law Scholarship was established with more than $100,000 in gifts raised by Associate Dean for Government Procurement Law Studies Daniel I. Gordon, along with students, alumni, and family and friends of Mr. Schooner—the late father of Professor Steven L. Schooner, LLM ’89. The scholarship will provide financial aid to second- and third-year JD or LLM students studying Government Procurement Law. 

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul A. Volcker established the Paul A. Volcker Scholarships after a successful $250,000 campaign. Two scholarships will be presented annually to second- or third-year law students with demonstrated financial need and strong academic records who intend to work with government agencies in the field of financial regulation.

A $100,000 pledge by Lynn David created the Lynn David Research Professorship. 

GW Law received an anonymous gift of $125,000 to support a scholarship fund. 

Now in its ninth year, the Class Gift Campaign enjoyed a 57 percent overall participation rate, with a record 44 percent of the class signing multi-year pledges. The Law School received an anonymous planned gift of $40,000 and a multi-year pledge from Joseph D. Edmondson, Jr., BA ‘88, JD ‘91, to challenge the Class of 2013. A number of GW Law professors and deans also provided monetary incentives to help endow a scholarship.

Howard Rudge, JD ‘64, retired senior vice president of DuPont Corp., awarded a cash prize of $5,000 to Caitlin Clarke, JD ‘13, for her winning paper on reducing youth unemployment. Mr. Rudge endowed the prize with a gift of $150,000.

James A. Gass, JD ‘73, pledged a gift of $100,000, which will double his scholarship fund. The James A. Gass Scholarship Fund provides financial aid to students from developing countries.

An anonymous pledge of $375,000 was made to the Law School to benefit the Government Procurement Law Program. 

GW Law will receive over $200,000 in awards this year from Microsoft that will support three program areas: Intellectual Property; the Internet Freedom and Human Rights Program, and the Competition Law Center.