College of Law Establishes Lawrence G. Wasden Scholars Program with American Legacy Foundation Gift
Thursday, August 14
MOSCOW, Idaho – Aug. 13, 2014—The University of Idaho College of Law received a one-time gift of $350,000 from the American Legacy Foundation to create the Lawrence G. Wasden Scholars Program.
Through this endowment, the American Legacy Foundation recognizes the Honorable Lawrence G. Wasden, Idaho’s attorney general, for his national leadership on public health issues and for his unselfish service and leadership as board chair, treasurer and member of the foundation’s board of directors.
“Legacy’s Board of Directors and staff have enormous respect for Attorney General Wasden, who served on our Board of Directors as a past chair, treasurer and member,” said Robin Koval, CEO and president of the foundation. “The Lawrence G. Wasden Scholars Program honors his remarkable service to the health of America’s youth as an attorney general and as a Tobacco Committee chair for the National Association of Attorneys General. We’re proud that this program will carry on Attorney General Wasden’s tireless anti-tobacco work and create a legacy of longer, healthier lives as a result.”
The Lawrence G. Wasden Scholars Program will include a student scholarship and support for the education of law students interested in legal and policy dimensions of public health issues arising from tobacco and substance abuse. Wasden is Idaho’s 32nd attorney general and Idaho’s longest serving attorney general. He earned his J.D. from the University of Idaho and was admitted to the Idaho State Bar in 1985. Wasden currently serves on the University of Idaho College of Law Advisory Board.
“The College of Law is honored to recognize the incredible work of Attorney General Wasden through the establishment of the scholars program,” said Mark Adams, dean and professor of law.
“Generations of law students and the communities they serve will benefit from the educational opportunities available as a result of this new program.”
The Lawrence G. Wasden Scholars Program will be the cornerstone of the College of Law’s educational opportunities in public health. The first scholarship through the program will be awarded to an entering student in fall 2015.
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