Three New Scholarships Benefit Villanova Law Students
Douglas M. Lurio ’81 and Margaret Sherry Lurio ’81
Villanova Law School recently received two major gifts from alumni and a contribution from the Faculty to support financial aid, a top priority and need for the Law School and its students.
Stephen D. Ford, Class of 1973, and his wife Mary, and Margaret Sherry Lurio and Douglas M. Lurio, both members of the Class of 1981, have endowed scholarships for incoming students. The Faculty also has contributed funds to name a scholarship in honor of Professor Doris DelTosto Brogan, former acting dean and a member of the Class of 1981.
“These new scholarships will help Villanova Law continue to attract the best and brightest students and lessen the financial burden of law school,” said Dean John Gotanda. “I am deeply grateful to Mary and Steve Ford and Mimi and Doug Lurio for their extraordinary support, as well as to Doris Brogan and my faculty colleagues for their commitment to educating outstanding Villanova lawyers.”
The Mary C. and Stephen D. Ford Scholarship will be awarded every three years to an incoming first-year student from New England who is deserving of assistance because of academic merit and/or financial need and who demonstrates an interest in public interest legal work.
“This generous gift from Mary and Steve to establish a regional scholarship will help Villanova maintain a diverse student body and enhance our presence in New England,” said Dean Gotanda. “It also will help us attract students who exhibit a strong desire to serve others and make a positive impact on society—qualities which exemplify a Villanova lawyer.”
The Douglas M. Lurio and Margaret Sherry Lurio Scholarship celebrates the 20th anniversary of the couple’s Philadelphia law firm Lurio & Associates, P.C. This three-year partial tuition scholarship will be awarded every three years to a first-year student on the basis of academic merit and financial need.
“Villanova helped us begin our careers, and we want to give back by helping deserving students get off to a good start at the school that means so much to us,” said Doug. Mimi and Doug married shortly after their graduation from Villanova Law and, together, will celebrate their 30-Year Reunion this fall.
The Doris DelTosto Brogan Scholarship honors Professor Brogan, who served as Acting Dean of Villanova Law School from July 2009 through December 2010 and previously served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for 17 years. This one-time, three-year partial tuition scholarship benefits a member of the Class of 2014.
“The Faculty is extremely grateful to Doris for her many years of dedicated service and leadership,” said Dean Gotanda. “Helping students to succeed has always been Doris’ top priority, and we felt that a named scholarship would be the best tribute to her and expression of our thanks.”
For more information on how you can support a student scholar at Villanova University School of Law, please contact the Office of Development at 610-519-7035 or email@example.com.