David M. Rubenstein Scholars Program

David M. Rubenstein Scholars Program

The Law School is very excited about the David M. Rubenstein Scholars Program, established with a gift to the University for the Law School to fund 60 full-tuition scholarships over three years. These scholarships are predominantly merit-based and will be awarded beginning with the Class of 2014 starting in fall 2011. As with all of our scholarships, prospective students do not need to submit any additional materials during the application process. All admitted students are automatically considered for the Rubenstein Scholars Program. 

David M. Rubenstein, '73, made his generous $10 million gift to the Law School for two reasons: to help the Law School compete for the very best students and to provide worthy law students the kind of financial head start he also was given. Rubenstein attended the Law School on a full-tuition scholarship, which lifted the burden of paying for law school from his parents and enabled him to follow a nontraditional career path after graduation. As a result, he built the experience and connections that led to him becoming one of the most successful businessmen in the United States. He is the founder of The Carlyle Group, one of the world's largest private equity firms, and is an influential philanthropist, spreading his wealth in ways that have tremendous immediate impact. Rubenstein's gift will change the lives of dozens of law students and will raise the Law School's stature among its peer institutions, a benefit to the entire Law School community.