The Howard University School of Law has been awarded a $10 million grant from the Jerome L. Greene Foundation for the creation and support of the Greene Public Service Scholars Program.

The program, which consists of a partnership between the foundation and Howard’s law school, will support and cultivate exceptional law students committed to a career in public service law, the university said in a statement.

“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,” said Howard President Wayne A.I. Frederick. “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.”

The Jerome L. Greene Foundation grant is the largest donation in the law school’s history of the Howard University School of Law, is an important part of the foundation’s Racial Equity Initiative, according to the HU statement.

Meanwhile, four students will receive the Greene Public Service Scholarship each year with the first scholarships being awarded in fall 2021.

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