Lawyer Gives $20 Million So Low-Income Law Students Can Avoid Enormous Debt

Aviation lawyer John Hoyns hopes his gift will help students from low-income families avoid the stress of worrying about money.

John Hoyns’s gift to the University of Michigan Law School will cover tuition, living costs, and other associated expenses.

Lawyer John Hoyns has pledged $20 million to University of Michigan Law School to establish the John K. Hoyns Scholarship Fund and Hoyns Scholars program, which Will support law students who cannot afford to pay full law school tuition and expenses without taking on a significant amount of debt. The program will help students from low-income households, as well as those whose families are able to make some financial contribution.

Plus, Stetson University received a $15.4 million bequest from a longtime supporter to back scholarships and to endow its music school, and four other nonprofits received multimillion dollar donations.