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U. RECEIVES $126,000 GRANT FOR LAW STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS

The University of Utah College of Law has been awarded a five-year grant totaling $126,000 to offset a lack of scholarship funds.

The George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation has provided funding to offer annual fellowships of $6,000 each to seven students for each of their three years of school.The scholarships will almost double in value when combined with a new university financial aid plan.

The scholarships will be named after the late law professor and state commissioner of higher education Arvo Van Alstyne.

The average law school graduate leaves school facing a debt ranging from $34,000 to $39,000. Utah's law college also ranks last among peer schools in the amount of scholarship money available each year.