Anonymous donors establish Distinguished Scholarship Program with $10 million planned gift

June 17, 2020 — Stetson University College of Law is thrilled to announce a $10 million planned gift to establish a Distinguished Scholarship Program.  

The donors prefer to remain anonymous at this time. However, they expressed how important it is to them to recognize the role Stetson Law played in their professional achievement. They desire to do what they can to help future generations achieve their goals and dreams, as well as inspire others to remember Stetson in similar ways.   

Dean Michèle Alexandre
Dean Alexandre

“This generous planned gift means that we can offer even greater opportunities to talented and driven individuals, thereby furthering the College of Law’s mission to mold outstanding lawyers and leaders who serve the profession and society,” said Dean Michèle Alexandre, who today celebrates her one-year anniversary with Stetson Law. “This unprecedented investment in our students elevates the College of Law’s stature nationally and demonstrates an unwavering faith in our current direction and future vision. We are so grateful to them!”

Scholarship Details

This competitive scholarship program will provide 10 annual full-tuition scholarships with the goal of attracting student scholars with financial need whose intelligence, attitude, character, communication skills, and drive give them the potential for leadership at Stetson and beyond.

Dr. Wendy Libby, President of Stetson University
Dr. Wendy Libby, President of Stetson University

In addition to demonstrating financial need, scholars must have achieved scores in the 90th percentile on national admissions qualification tests; demonstrated a record of performance showing that they are truly ambitious, talented, and enthusiastic in their academic and extracurricular activities; exhibited leadership traits that are predictive of their capacity to emerge as tomorrow’s innovative and leading attorneys, entrepreneurs, and leaders in their communities, businesses, and profession; and demonstrate extraordinary skills, talents, curiosity to learn and grow, good moral character and unique characteristics that distinguish them from their peers. 

“This donation will enable us to continue our strong tradition of educating well-rounded legal professionals who are more than prepared to tackle all aspects of business law,” said Stetson University President Wendy B. Libby, Ph.D. “We are so appreciative that the donors chose to commit to Stetson University College of Law in this extraordinary way. They honor us with their philanthropy and light the way for others to do the same.”

About Stetson University College of Law

Stetson University College of Law, Florida’s first law school, has prepared lawyers and leaders since 1900. Today, Stetson Law leads the nation in blending legal doctrine with practical training, evidenced by its top-ranked programs – including being No. 1 in Trial Advocacy for 22 times in 26 years and No. 3 in legal writing with U.S. News & World Report 2021. Through our academically rigorous curriculum and commitment to social justice advocacy, Stetson lawyers are ethical, practice-ready advocates prepared to succeed in the legal profession.