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Generous bequest to fund Liberty Law scholarships

August 5, 2014 : Liberty University News Service

Liberty University School of Law students will benefit from the donation of close to $600,000 from Mrs. Rosamond “Bunny” Carson Hall, who died June 9, 2013, at the age of 95 and left the bequest in her will.

The gift is the largest in Liberty Law’s 10-year history. It will be used to establish endowed scholarships for students in the name of Hall’s parents, Thomas and Ida Melcher Carson, and brother, William Carson, starting as soon as the 2015-2016 academic year.

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Rosamond Carson Hall

A native of rural Missouri, Hall was known for “her beautiful singing voice and her love and devotion to the Lord Jesus Christ and … America,” according to her obituary. Hall attended a one-room country school as a child before she and her sisters, Bernice and Lois, moved to New York, where she helped manufacture the first nylon hosiery. She then met her husband, the late Ormsby “Jake” Hall, an accountant, in Columbus, Ohio, before moving back to Missouri. The couple dedicated their lives to “getting people saved and into the Kingdom of God.” They demonstrated their faith and love of God and patriot support of their country to everyone they met.

“We are so thankful for dear friends like Mrs. Hall — servants of God and patriotic Americans who leave a generous legacy for future generations on this earth, even after they have gone to be with the Lord,” said Mathew Staver, dean of Liberty Law. “We will use this gift as an investment in training legal Champions for Christ for years to come until the Lord returns.”

Deryl Edwards, the law school’s director of institutional advancement, said the students selected to receive scholarships will be determined based on need and merit.

“Mrs. Hall left no other restrictions as to the way scholarship money is to be distributed to Liberty Law students,” Edwards said, “so Carson scholarship recipients will be chosen on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the dean working in conjunction with the law school’s coordinator of financial aid.”