Building Student Diversity with Scholarships

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C. Robert Henrikson

Bryan Meltz

C. Robert Henrikson 72L and his wife, Mary Henrikson, have given another $2.5 million in scholarship funding to help defray the costs of an Emory legal education for minority students.

The couple established a minority scholarship endowment at Emory University School of Law ten years ago and gave $1 million to that fund in 2007. Their new gifts are continuing to increase student diversity at the law school, which is a priority of Dean Robert Schapiro.

“We established this scholarship fund at my alma mater so that, in addition to receiving an outstanding education, Emory Law students will benefit from an inclusive environment that values diversity and leverages differences,” says Henrikson, retired chair, president, and CEO of MetLife and a member of the Emory Board of Trustees.

The Henriksons’ $2.5 million donation is the largest individual gift in the law school’s history. Of the total, $1.5 million will go to the C. Robert Henrikson Endowed Scholarship Fund created in 2002. The rest will provide additional student support and serve as a challenge grant to encourage alumni to support the Law School Fund for Excellence.

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