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Gilbert, Attorney Edward L. Endowed Scholarship Fund
Edward L. Gilbert, a graduate of The University of Akron School of Law, class of 1976, established the Gilbert Book Scholarship that was endowed in 1984 to provide book scholarship assistance to black law students. In September 2003, Attorney Gilbert changed the name of the endowment fund to The Attorney Edward L. Gilbert Endowed Scholarship Fund. He also expanded the purpose of the endowment fund in order to help law students, advance diversity, and enhance the prestige of his alma mater.
The purpose of The Attorney Edward L. Gilbert Endowed Scholarship Fund is to provide academic and/or book scholarship assistance, based on merit and need, to one or more members of The University of Akron School of Law’s Black Law Students Association on an annual basis. The selection of The Attorney Edward L. Gilbert Endowed Scholarship recipients will be made by the dean of The University of Akron School of Law, based on the recommendation of the School of Law Scholarship Committee.
Attorney Edward L. Gilbert is a senior partner in the Akron, Ohio, law firm of Slater, Zurz & Gilbert. Attorney Gilbert is a litigator who specializes in civil rights law. He and his wife, Delphenia Gilbert, have one son.