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February 17, 2017

On February 11, 2017, University of Kentucky College of Law students, alumni and friends gathered at Copper Roux for a brunch in honor of the 2016-17 scholarship recipients and donors.

The event gave over 60 exceptional law students and donors the opportunity to fellowship. Students expressed their appreciation to the generous alumni and friends of UK Law and the donors learned firsthand how big of an impact they are making in the lives of current students.

David A. Brennen, Dean and Professor of Law at UK Law, gave remarks over breakfast. He emphasized the key role that donors play in ensuring that students have the opportunity to pursue their dreams of obtaining a quality legal education at UK.

For the 2016-17 academic year, UK Law proudly awarded 73 scholarships to nearly 300 deserving students, totaling almost 3 million dollars.

“I ask that you, as recipients, reflect on how meaningful scholarships have been to you and your education,” said Dean Brennen. “I encourage you to consider making a gift to scholarships for the next generation of UK Law students.”

Jalyn Hewitt, a first-year law student, followed with a heartfelt thank you to donors on behalf of the students. Hewitt is a recipient of the Class of 1949 Fellowship, the Chancellor Scholarship and the KLEO Scholarship. 

“Being a scholarship recipient allows me to focus and dedicate myself to my school work full time,” said Hewitt. “I would not be able to pursue my lifelong dream and now goal of becoming an attorney without donors who have taken the time to support law students through scholarships. There are not enough words to describe how thankful we are for your support.”

Hewitt aspires to one day give back to the UK Law, providing support to future students law in the same way.

The scholarship brunch is one of many ongoing ways in which UK Law thanks our scholarship donors and recognizes our scholarship recipients.