Indiana University School of Law Receives $35 Million for Scholarships

Indiana University has announced a $35 million gift from alumnus Michael S. "Mickey" Maurer and his wife, Janie, to support a new scholarship program at the university's Bloomington-based school of law.

The gift to the IU Foundation will go to income-producing investments that support the Michael and Janie Maurer Scholarships in perpetuity. The gift also qualifies for matching funds set aside by IU, effectively doubling the annual income earned by the couple's gift. In recognition of Michael Maurer's past support of the school and this most recent gift, the school will be renamed the Michael Maurer School of Law.

"This exceptional gift builds on the law school's foundation of excellence," said IU president Michael A. McRobbie. "It will enable Indiana University to continue to attract top law students and to provide them with the essential knowledge and practical training vital in today's complex legal environments."

"IU Bloomington School of Law Renamed in Honor of Largest-Ever Donor." Indiana University Press Release 12/04/2008.