Alum John Hoyns commits $20M to University of Michigan Law School for annual scholarships

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Alumnus John Hoyns has committed $20 million to the University of Michigan Law School to fund annual scholarships.

The gift is among the largest in the law school’s history. The scholarships will prioritize students with financial need, according to a press release.

The John K. Hoyns Scholarship Fund will establish the Hoyns Scholars program. Students who receive the scholarship, will be awarded the cost of tuition and all associated expenses — including living costs — for however long they’re at the law school.

“My gift will be applied to law students lowest on the economic ladder who, even if their family is able to make some financial contribution, still can’t afford the Law School without incurring significant debt,” Hoyns said.

Hoyns graduated in 1979 and has given each year to the law school for more than four decades. His previous gifts include a $150,000 commitment in honor of his 40th class reunion. Hoyns said he established the new scholarship fund because he understands the impact financial support can have on a student’s education.

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