Civil Rights Icon Julian Bond Honored with New Scholarship Program at Indiana University School of Law 

Julian Bond (photo via history.com)

article via jbhe.com

The Mauer School of Law at Indiana University in Bloomington has entered into a partnership with the Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, Alabama, to create the Julian Bond Law Scholars program. Bond, the noted civil rights leader, legislator, NAACP chair,  and long-time faculty member at the University of Virginia who died in 2015, was the co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Each year the program will provide one Julian Bond Law Scholar with a scholarship equal to a minimum of 50 percent and up to a maximum of 100 percent of tuition. In addition, the scholarship recipients will be offered a summer externship upon completion of their first year of law school, with a $4,000 stipend to cover living expenses; and a research assistantship during their second or third year with a law school faculty member.

To read more, go to: New Scholarship Program at Indiana University School of Law Honors Julian Bond : The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education

2 thoughts on “Civil Rights Icon Julian Bond Honored with New Scholarship Program at Indiana University School of Law 

  1. What a wonderful way to honor a wonderful man for generations to come. I remember first seeing him on the floor of the Democratic convention way back in 1968, that infamous convention. I believe it was Dan Rather who caught a few words with him on the floor in the cacophony and near chaos that swept the hall. What a handsome, smart young man he was. Watching his enduring career, despite all the odds through the decades, was a pleasure. We lost him far too soon. I’ve always wondered what he thought of Shirley Chisholm and her courageous bid for the presidency in the 70s.

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