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Oberlin Endowed Scholarship Named in Honor of Professor William L. Robinson

Monday, June 06, 2011   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Max Rodriguez
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Professor William L. Robinson, founding Dean of the District of Columbia School of Law and the UDC David A. Clarke School of Law, will now have an endowed scholarship named in honor of him. 

An anonymous donor has given $1 million to help endow the William L. Robinson ’63 Scholars Program. The program is open to students who attend all four years of Oberlin High School and qualify for admission to Oberlin College. Oberlin launched the partnership scholarship program 10 years ago, providing an opportunity for graduating Oberlin seniors to receive full tuition scholarships to attend a top-ranked liberal arts college.


Professor William L. Robinson


Ten percent of Oberlin High School seniors will be attending Oberlin College in the Fall on full tuition scholarships thanks to the endowment. The Class of 2011 will be the first class of William L. Robinson Scholars. You can read the full article in The Morning Journal or read the Oberlin College press release here.

Robinson is an Oberlin, OH native, 1959 graduate of Oberlin High School, and a former Oberlin College trustee. He is a renowned civil rights lawyer who began his career in 1967 litigating civil rights cases for the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund. As Director, he and his team won more than 25 federal appellate cases. For more information read William Robinson, The Man Behind the Scholarships in The Chronicle Telegram or click here for his full bio.


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