JDJournal Coverage of Cafaro Scholarships

Chicago Law Students Get Free Ride From CEO Debra Cafaro
Andrew Ostler
JDJournal
April 26, 2013

University of Chicago Law School alumna Debra Cafaro donated $4 million to a new scholarship fund, which will allow three students each year to attend the school entirely for free. Cafaro, who graduated in 1982, found success as the CEO of Ventas Inc. after practicing law for twelve years.

Cafaro’s donation will establish the Cafaro Scholarships, which will select four low-income students for its first year, to attend University of Chicago Law School for no cost. Each subsequent year, three students will be selected, and the scholarship program has enough funding to send a total of 22 students to law school at no expense. The school is still finalizing admissions and choosing scholarship recipients for the class of 2016. Incoming students cannot apply for the Cafaro scholarship, which will be awarded based on both financial need and merit.