To commemorate the 50th anniversary milestone year, the Class of 1973 is establishing a new endowed fund to award annually: The Class of 1973 Endowed Scholarship.
Fifty years ago, the 1973 class took a chance on this little known law school, when the first buildings were erected on the campus in the midst of Tryon Creek State Park. What made Northwestern School of Law School of Lewis & Clark College different from other institutions? Perhaps it was the convenience of an evening program or the access to enthusiastic and accomplished professors. Regardless of the reason, the class of 1973 worked hard and graduated with the skills to embark on their careers and life adventures. Now members of the class are spear-heading the chance to pay it forward.
The Class of 1973 Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to an incoming student to support their legal education. Because the fund will be held within the institution’s endowment, this scholarship will be awarded in perpetuity, creating a lasting legacy for our class and impacting law school students for generations to come.
The initial goal is to grow the fund to the threshold amount of $50,000, the level at which the scholarship distribution begins. As a class goal, we hope to build the fund to $100,000 where the annual scholarship distribution would be approximately $4,500.
There are many ways to participate with a gift, the most convenient is to give online at go.lclark.edu/law/1973 or by mail at Lewis & Clark Law School Development Office 10101 S. Terwilliger Blvd. Portland, OR 97219. To contribute through other ways (IRA, stock or bequest, etc.), please contact the development office at 503-768-6641 and they will assist you.