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Published on December 22nd, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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There is Now a Chris Cornell Law Scholarship at UCLA

The School of Law at UCLA has announced a scholarship dedicated to Chris Cornell. The money comes from a $1 million USD endowment from Chris’ widow, Vicky along with some friends and associates. Here’s her statement:

My husband and I agreed that given the opportunity of education, people have the power to change the world.  UCLA School of Law is an institution known for its academic excellence and we are proud the Chris Cornell Scholarship will provide funding for future students and future leaders of the world.
But why a law school? This relates to Chris’ humanitarian efforts which were connected to UCLA. This is from UCLA Law Dean Jennifer Mnookin:

Vicky Cornell and all the people paying tribute to Chris Cornell’s tremendous legacy are helping to ensure that the law school will extend and strengthen its commitment to our students and to the pursuit of justice.  Through the work of the Promise Institute and the scholarships that this fund will support, Chris Cornell’s influence will be felt at UCLA Law and beyond for generations to come.
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2 Responses to There is Now a Chris Cornell Law Scholarship at UCLA

  1. Chris Demler says:

    This is a wonderful way to honor one of the best voices in alternative rock history and one of the nicest guys around. It’s still heartbreaking to think about his absence, but this contribution will be part of his legacy and just another to remember Chris Cornell.

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