August 27, 2007
Gift will fund Emory Law scholarships
By tim hussey
Emory Law has received a $1 million gift from distinguished alumnus C. Robert Henrikson ’72L and his wife, Mary, to be used toward an endowed scholarship fund. The couple created the C. Robert Henrikson Endowed Scholarship Fund in 2001 to recruit top students to Emory Law and to encourage diversity in the student body.
“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,” said Henrikson, chief executive of MetLife. “We believe that the Emory Law experience prepares students to compete and excel in an interconnected and global marketplace for talent.”
Emory Law’s Office of Diversity and Community Initiatives will select the scholarship recipients.
“Helping our students offset the cost of a quality legal education continues to be one of our key priorities,” said Dean David Partlett. “Thanks to the support of the Henrikson family, we can continue to help the next generation of Emory Law students pursue challenging and rewarding careers in the legal profession.