Ebenezer Scholarship Fund. For more than 30 years, Liberty University has successfully raised scholarship funds through the annual 15,000 Club program from donors for needy undergraduate students. In like manner, the School of Law has established the Ebenezer Scholarship Fund to assist law students on a case-by-case basis as evaluated by the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid. The Ebenezer stone is displayed in the law school entrance lobby. It was quarried from Mt. Sinai, where the God delivered the Ten Commandments to Moses. This fund exemplifies the literal meaning of the Hebrew word for “Ebenezer,” which is “a stone of help.”
Financial Aid Indebtedness Relief (FAIR) program. Due to the tremendous cost of legal education, many law graduates find that the huge amount of educational loans prohibit them from accepting jobs closest to their hearts, such as working among the poor or affecting cultural change through a nonprofit organization or public service. The burden of debt often drives graduates to accept high-income jobs at large law firms instead. To assist these students after graduation, the Office of Institutional Advancement and the Dean have launched the Financial Aid Indebtedness Relief (FAIR) program to provide debt-reduction assistance based on the income level of graduates working in approved nonprofit, charity, public interest or public policy positions. Funding for this program, similar to scholarship funds for students, is being sought from alumni and other donors.
Named Scholarships. Subject to the approval of the Dean, you may also name a scholarship fund as you designate. To learn more, contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at (434) 592-5300.