National Law Journal Coverage of Cafaro Gift
Twenty-two students will get a free ride to the University of Chicago Law School because of a $4 million donation from alumna Debra Cafaro, chairwoman of Ventas Inc.
The gift will establish the Cafaro Scholarships, which will send at least three students per year to the law school at no cost to themselves. The first four recipients will be selected this spring and will start law school in the fall.
"I have heard many stories from current students and alumni about how life-changing their Chicago law education and experience has been and how financial support allowed them to follow their passions," dean Michael Schill said. "The Cafaro Scholarship program will ensure that the doors of opportunity are open to high-achieving students who might not otherwise have the means to attend our school."